Improper waste disposal and the increasing amount of trash/garbage produced are one of the major problems faced by people all over the world.
Problems on improper waste disposal have caused other problems such as clogged drainage or canals, flooding and diseases. Hence, there is a need for people to find ways on how to address these problems because it is our responsibility to protect our environment.
One of these ways is to apply the 3R – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle:
- Reduce– lessening the amount of trash/garbage produced
- Reuse - using materials repeatedly
- Recycle - using materials to make new products
To make the 3R work, there is a need to separate or segregate trash or garbage. First, know what trash or garbage that can be recycled and which ones are not.
Biodegradable – waste or garbage that can be broken down or decomposed
Non biodegradable – waster or garbage that cannot be broken down or decomposed
Then for the non biodegradable wastes, these can be separated or segregated into paper, plastic, metal, and glass. This is called «waste segregation».
Blue, yellow, red, and green are the common colors used in trash bins and containers.
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