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Global Recycling Day is observed every March 18 to emphasize the importance of the Earth-saving activity. On this day, people all over the world are encouraged to look at the items that usually just get thrown away, not as garbage, but as new resources.
The way we have been using the Earth's natural resources has led us to a path that threatens our planet's health. From pollution problems to climate change, it has increasingly become apparent that we need to make changes in order to protect our planet.
Global Recycling Day wascreated in 2018 as a United Nations-recognizedobservance to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and how we urgently need a "common, joined-up approach to recycling."
"Recycling is a key part of the circular economy, helping to protect our natural resources," the Global Recycling Foundation noted. "Each year the 'Seventh Resource' (recyclables) saves over 700 million tonnes in CO2 emissions and this is projected to increase to 1 billion tons by 2030. There is no doubt recycling is on the front line in the war to save the future of our planet and humanity."
On this day, let's look at some important facts about recycling. (Courtesy: the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),The Recycling Partnership, and the University of Southern Indiana).
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