By Jessica A. Luer
BFA Studio Artist and MBA of Sustainable Procurement
Volume Three: Recycle
Since our late realization of the waste we have accumulated over the past century, efforts have been made through communities by those who govern the area and beyond. However, not all individuals are so keen to participate in cleaning up their acts up (literally). Instead of viewing the act of recycling as a new mundane chore, community representatives have the opportunity to either fine them (heavily), or develop new and intriguing methods of what can be recycled, how to recycle, and what the long-term benefits are from recycling most or if possible all of his or her waste.
One method of expressing the benefits of the circular economy with trustworthy visuals of both positive and negative outcomes from cause-and-effect perspectives that are either economic or social, as well as environmental. Another method can involve creating a game or sport out of recycling with friends and family improves those perspectives and transform them more likely into habit. A third method, of course, is to educate and encourage purchasing goods that produce little to no waste made from recycled/biodegradable materials, which ultimately cancels the necessity to recycle at all. Within these three methods, benchmarks and goals can be placed to help better achieve a better level of cooperation within the community every day. A combination of all these methods result in a happier, greener, and cleaner community overall.
Set manageable goals for the trash you obtain and aim to recycle more. Match and exceed those goals everyday in style. Be game for purchasing products consisting of recycle packaging.
Score with recycling.