Statistically, over the last years the interest for recycling and everything related to it has rushed over the countries of the world and also statistically their evolution in this area has become more and more obvious for one reason and another.
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Under the condition that the countries of the world race towards being more into recycling than ever, we are about to consider, perhaps for the first time the extraordinary initiative some of them have on the matter.
This is how in India, private recycling business seems to become a viable source of income while in United Kingdom the public authorities sustain the main actions and initiatives in recycling. Around 17.7 percent of waste recycled in UK is equaled by the same amount recycled in Ireland and Italy while in Austria the figures rise to the impressive 60 %.
The Asian world had the commendable initiative of turning waste recycling into a profitable business associating it a sense of “must” that has made it sound like the second nature of their civilization. This is why over 2.5 million people are involved in recycling in China while in Japan this industry met a profit of 360 billion dollars.
Brazil with its 3 million dollar recycling business, Peru with the first plastic waste recycling plant and Chile with its electronic scrap recycling process made South America a real player in the recycling business.
Africa is recycling hundreds of tones of glass and Egypt serves as an example because has turned the recycling business into a source of income some countries will envy for sure.
When you think that over 544,000 trees would be saved if US would consider using recycled paper, and 9 cubic yards of soil would be saved from the faith of being covered by landfill if a tone of cardboard would be recycled, the 5% of energy used to produce aluminum compared to recycling it, can seem unimportant.
Still looking at the big picture in which Switzerland recycles over 52% of its waste compared to US recycling only 31.5% we must agree that being responsible towards recycling is directly linked to how a society is educated to see it.
Being responsible is something that can be taught and learned and this can be achieved by each and every one of us.