The recent COVID-19 Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed by the government has brought an unintended benefit – blue skies and better air quality. But, what about our oceans? Did you know that the recycling rate in Malaysia is distressingly low? Surprisingly, as of 2019, it was only at a mere 28%. You might not know this but there are many reasons to recycle other than the satisfying feeling it gives you. Keep reading to find out why recycling is essential for your future and the Earth.
Protecting the ecosystem and wildlife
When you recycle more, you help to put a break to the exploitation of natural resources extracted from the natural habitats of wildlife. Not only that, you also help to reduce the need to grow, harvest or extract new raw materials from Mother Earth.
Do you have any idea how big your contribution towards the future of Mother Earth is when you recycle? As you recycle, the amount of energy saved from recycling one glass bottle could power an old 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours! Imagine using a new low-energy LED bulb.
This is simple, everything you throw in the trash will end up buried in a landfill. However, as much as 40% of waste accumulated in landfills could actually be recycled! Commonly, as you recycle, your recyclable materials will be reprocessed into new products, reducing the amount of rubbish sent to landfill sites.
You can make a big difference
Fun fact! On average, it takes around 66 days for a new behaviour to become automatic. If you’d like to start recycling, start from home and be consistent so that it becomes a habit. A study has shown that a family of four can minimize waste by more than approximately 1,814 kilograms each year just by recycling.
Remember, your 3 coloured bins take different waste:
- your blue bin is for papers
- your brown bin is for glass bottles and jars
- your orange bin is for plastics, aluminium and steel
Saves you money
There are a lot of ways to save money by recycling. One that we can all relate to is when we go grocery shopping. If you bring your reusable bag, you wouldn’t have to pay 20 cents just for a plastic. Not only that, some recyclable materials like newspaper and cans can be sold so you can earn money too.
Now is your chance to start by collecting all 3 Ezerra Reusable utensils through Ezerra’s Love Our Mother campaign. All you have to do is simply purchase any Ezerra products from 11th April to 10th May 2020 and submit the receipt here. Then, just wait for the merchandise to be delivered to your doorstep. You do not want to miss out because each merchandise is only available for a short period of time. Locate your nearest pharmacy now!