The Limitation of Nature, That is, of Life
Every resource in nature that surrounds us is limited. We can also say it this way: Nothing in the world is eternal. Considering that even people do not live forever, that is, their lifespans are limited, this concept of limitation becomes more understandable and acceptable.
There is no resource that man can meet his needs other than nature. When we consider that the world population is over 7 billion, it is not possible for natural resources to meet these needs alone and unilaterally. Man should give back to nature as much as he can give, even if he cannot get as much as he takes.
Consuming the resources in nature for those we need means that we cause an irreplaceable void in nature for every substance we produce. Unfortunately, the products we produce by taking from nature to meet our needs have no equivalent in nature. So what does that mean? By mixing the organic materials we receive from nature with inorganic materials, we prevent them from returning to nature. Or we poison nature for substances that have no place in nature. Unfortunately, the biggest responsible for these is the products we call disposable. The main raw material of these disposable products is plastic, and plastic is a substance that nature does not accept, that is, it does not dissolve in nature.
We can only solve this problem by recycling.
So What Is Recycling?
Although plastic comes first among the substances that pollute the nature, recycling is not only about plastic, it also applies to all kinds of substances that pollute the nature. Recycling is actually a kind of re-production. Recovering these pollutants through some processes and converting them into raw materials for the production of final products. That is, it is a process of inclusion in a re-production process. In fact, although it is almost late for recycling, the decrease in natural resources in the world has increased the importance of recycling awareness and the need for recycling is increasing day by day.
What Do We Get With Recycling?
We need to recycle products made from raw materials such as cardboard, plastic, glass and metal so that we can use them again and again. In this way, we ensure that nature remains clean by not releasing substances that do not dissolve in nature. In other words, we do not make what we produce that does not belong to nature a burden of nature. Thus, first of all, we do not pollute our food sources.
Recycling has another meaning and duty besides protecting nature. This task is to ensure that limited material resources are not wasted and thus saved. We save both for ourselves and for nature.
Recycling of Plastic
The most important obstacle to protecting both our own money and nature is non-recycled plastic waste. Plastic waste management actually starts at home. Separating these wastes and throwing them into plastic waste containers provides convenience in terms of subsequent recycling processes. It is the inclusion of more plastic waste in the plastic recycling process. Another issue is the storage of plastics in nature or in the city, so the place they cover is also a big problem.
Thanks to the recycling of plastic, new raw materials are obtained for reuse. In addition, toxic gases caused by new plastic production are not released into the atmosphere.