In what ways can the green programs of the local community help its residents in reducing the use of plastic bottles?
There are effective local community programs that can attend to the necessity of residents to reduce the use of plastic bottles.
In the context of plastics, there are what we call disposable plastics. These are the plastics that are used in packaging, consumable edible material or disposable materials. These plastics are often produced in cheaper lines. These plastics are noticeably thinner and not as durable as the plastics that are meant to be used for a long period of time. These plastics have the tendency to deteriorate their quality and often, that can affect the …show more content…
For every six plastic bottles bought, only one is recycled – five are thrown away to eventually end up in landfills, or the ocean (Ellsbury, 2013b). Plastic bottles take one hundred years to decompose. One of the most obvious impacts of plastic bottles is what happens after the water has been consumed (Ellsbury, 2012). In every second of the day, more than five thousand of people open plastic bottle of water. A robust and united community can be chipped in by a strong community green projects and programs. One of the green projects implemented by the local community is recycling. Recycling is the practice of reusing items that would be thrown away. The benefits of this on the community are reduction of the size of landfills, conservation of natural resources, more employment opportunities, cash benefits offers, money saving, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, energy saving and stimulation of the use of greener technologies (Rinkesh, 2009). Recycling projects can bring different groups and communities togetherand prevent loss of biodiversity.This research discusses the ways to reduce and lessen the use of plastic bottles. Which brought negative effects on health and on the environment. This contributes to pollution and waste accumulation. By simply reusing and reducing as much of plastic bottles can help …show more content…
Most studies show that recycling offers more environmental benefits and lower environmental impacts than the other waste management options. One of the most recycled wasted is the plastics. As the use of plastics has increased over the years, they have become a larger part of the community solid waste stream. Recycling reduces plastics turning them into useful products and it is relatively easy. In recycling plastics, the community is able to conserve energy and natural resources save landfill