Recycling is not a new term for all of us, it’s the process of segregating our waste into different types or kinds whether it’d be organic or inorganic, plastic, metal, glass or paper and sort them out to reuse again. It’s one of the best way to care for our environment and a resolution to our over consumption.
Here in Vallejo, we have the RePlanet facility wherein people of the community can take their empty plastic bottles and glass bottles to sort them out for recycle in exchange of some money.
It is done by segregating the bottles into big plastic containers. The workers of the facility will then take the containers to weigh them inside and after few minutes, you’ll be given a piece of paper indicating the amount of money equivalent to the weight of all the bottles you have. The bottles were put in a big machine where recycling begins.
It’s amazing how the RePlanet facility maintains the environment of their workplace. Although its a recycling facility, the workers were organized and the place wasn’t that bad. I also believe that the price equivalent per pound was just fair and not very cheap, what more can you ask for right? Making money with your trash and taking care of the planet Earth.
As responsible people, us mankind should take a big leap in doing actions for our environment! Our lives depend on the planet we live in, we should take care of it for our own sake and for our future generations. God has blessed us this wonderful planet, if we continue to abuse all it’s wonders and destroy it’s beauty, will there still be life for your future family? Think about it, this is just a simple act of concern for your environment, if I can do it, you can to or you can do way better than this!
I like such ideas being implemented in countries. In my country, hardly anyone started at 1 to 3 places and it did not work out well. There is recycling but no pay back. The payment concept would actually make people involved in recycling. We need to encourage this method everywhere.
I love this! Recycling is so important for not only the modern day issues but for future generations.
Agreed. By the by, have you noticed these days things are made so that they last short? And the use of reuse is diminishing as a result? . … What makes the matter worse is in many countries things are thrown into water-flows and they jeopardize the environment.
a very good subject, recycling is the industry of the future
This is such a great idea! It offers a great incentive to recycle and also helps others get some money back.
I don’t know if our town offers something like that here, but before we moved to this area, we were able to sign up for a rewards program. We would fill our own recycling bin each week and when our garbage and recycling was taken, we’d earn points. At the time we could redeem them for restaurant or Target gift cards, but they’ve since restructured and offer green alternatives.
Recycling is very important to keep our planet, our home healthy. We should all think about it more. Your post really makes us think about it more often
It’s so important to recycle. I grew up in an area where recycling is engrained into our culture, so I personally feel guilty when I don’t recycle. Lol
Great post! Recycling is very important for our planet to stay safe now and in future.
This is such a great idea. There is nothing like this in my country but people have started sorting their trash and recycling stuff. I use all the food waste to make compost and try and recycle the plastic waste bottles in crafts.
The payment method is a great way to get more people interested in recycling though.
Great advocacy!! I hope to have this here in our country soon. Plastics can really be detrimental especially to our sea creatures now that there a re a lot of news surfacing about how these creatures are getting killed passively because of their intake of plasticss.
I’ve been meaning to look into this for our bottles. It would come in handy for our environment.