Recycling is one of the best ways to save our environment. It helps to reduce pollution caused by waste. Because if we recycle the used materials, the new products that are made by extracting raw material from the Earth, through mining and forestry could be preserved.
In the process of recycling, used materials are converted into new products, reducing the need to consume natural resources. Habitat destruction and global warming are some of the effects caused by deforestation and recycling reduce the need for raw materials. As a result, the rainforests can be preserved.
Like this, there are various other benefits of reusing waste materials such as making new products from raw materials needs huge amounts of energy whereas recycling requires much less energy and therefore helps to preserve natural resources. “A survey shows that approximately 3.5 billion to 7 billion trees are cut down every year worldwide to use the land as a landfill. Another research shows that approximately 50 million tonnes of waste produced in Australia each year. This landfill problem is a difficult issue to solve but has a powerful impact on environmental pollution.” Therefore recycling is of utmost importance to save the nature and our planet.
One of the best places to spread awareness to start recycling waste materials is a school. Oakridge, being one of the top schools in Hyderabad always guide students in various ways in making our planet a better place to live. Especially, at Oakridge, students at a very early age learn about the importance of the 3 Rs that is Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.
The Interact Club of Oakridge Newton successfully commenced an inter-school recycling drive on Monday, July 30. The drive received an overwhelming response with over 550 students donating large amounts of dry waste materials including old notebooks, papers, plastic bottles, and metal items. The club has already collected over 2 tonnes of dry waste and looks forward to even greater participation from students at Newton Campus during the days ahead. All the dry waste collected shall be recycled by ITC and GHMC, in exchange for new notebooks and stationery, which the Club has decided to provide to the children of Ayammas and other sub-staff members in school.