We’ve all seen and have (hopefully!) been using the recycling bins around our BMMI offices, but let’s face it, recycling alone is simply not enough. Recycling is an important practice, however, the real issue comes down to tackling the main objective - consuming less. This includes a three-pillared approach: reduce, reuse and recycle.
According to the WWF, there are some easy steps that can help us reduce wastage and increase ‘reuse’:
Buying products rather than packaging: this entails avoiding buying products that use excessive, wasteful packaging.
Choose durable and reusable items
Minimise use of disposable items
Refuse one-off use plastic shopping bags
Use sustainable paper products
Buy second-hand rather than new items
Carry your own water bottles-say no to plastic
We live amidst very challenging times, and the issues of climate change, along with over-consumption, are truly detrimental in sustaining our plant. Excessive natural resource extraction creates unconceivable wastage and not to mention, pollution. Tackling more sustainable practices is definitely a multi-layered process and involves a variety of actions we can take.
While recognising the core issue and spreading awareness is still crucial, it is now necessary to take immediate action, whether that is on an individual, corporate or national level. Let’s continue to embark on a ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ mission in order to capitalise on a sustainable solution that every single person can contribute towards!