How recycling is ensuring that we have sufficient raw materials left for future
Recycling started with an aim to prevent wastage of resources. Today the need of this process is more than ever. We have reached a situation where not only are we facing shortage of resources but there is a strong possibility that we might leave nothing for our future generation. Therefore, we need to act and act immediately to restore this situation.
Today close to 70 billion tons of raw materials is taken out every year. This number includes both finite and infinite resources. This is the reason why recycling has come into force with such a great effect. 70 billion tons in a stage where we already are depleting fast on our resources is punishing. Western countries and developed economies contribute half of this percentage and this alarming number is only getting worse every year. Environmentalists working in this direction are making serious efforts with the help of world governments to improve the situation but real push has to come from us.
It is estimated that large number of raw material goes into construction sector. Tons of building that are constructed around the world takes a hefty amount of raw material in their preparation. During this process of construction a lot of concrete is accumulated, however we still don’t have any process to recycle it. Research in this direction is getting some positive results and there is a strong possibility might find a method to recycle this concrete. Recycling today is going in every sector and in every field.
Investments and techniques are poured in generously to support the efforts of people who are working in this field. The pace at which we are losing our natural resources is big but if can get right method in place, we can still save a lot in term of our resources. Good news about all this is that all the developed economies are taking this process seriously. In these countries not only governments but people in general are also taking great interest in preserving the environment. The situation we find ourselves in requires a big push from all sections if we want to save something for our future generations. Recycling as a method is working wonders but it still has a long way to go before it can make any conclusive impact.