January 2, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) World leaders are being asked to put recycling at the top of their 2018 New Year's resolution list, by commiting to seven changes to help save the planet.
The first ever Global Recycling Day, to be held on March 18, is an international initiative, designed by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) to raise awareness of the need to shift the global perception of what we consider as waste into one of the earth's most valuable resources.
The Earth has six primary natural resources - water, air, oil, natural gas, coal and minerals - but they are rapidly running out. The Seventh Resource - the goods and materials around us which we have a duty to use and reuse - can be used time and time again, sometimes indefinitely. BIR, through Global Recycling Day, is asking the world to collectively think Seventh Resource, and to prioritise its use across the planet.
Every person on the planet has a carbon footprint which is contributing to climate change and threatening the future of Earth. In 2016, there was a record surge in C02 levels. This can only be reduced by re-thinking the way in which waste is disposed. Each and every year, the Seventh Resource (recyclables) saves over 700 million tonnes in CO2 emissions, offsetting all CO2 emissions generated by the aviation industry annually.
BIR has created a list of seven concrete commitments it is presenting to world leaders, changes needed to prioritise Seventh Resource, and changes which will be central to Global Recycling Day's mission.
The commitments are:
To learn more about our role in supporting a thriving recycling industry, head to www.globalrecyclingday.com and read our manifesto here.
To join voices across the world to have Global Recycling Day recognised by the UN, and to continue to ask world leaders to recognize the seven commitments, please sign our petition by clicking here.
For further information, contact the Global Recycling Day PR team at Flagship Consulting:
Sophy Norris: firstname.lastname@example.org. +44 (0)1392 248 934. +44 (0)7930 385 849.
Hannah Kerslake: Hannah.email@example.com. +44 (0)207 680 7014.
Belinda Hallworth: Belinda.firstname.lastname@example.org. +44 (0)207 680 7014.
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