Despite the measures taken by the state to encourage citizens to adopt an eco-responsible behaviour, some bad habits are hard to quit. This case is true for throwing rubbish anywhere. Throwing rubbish on the ground or keeping them piled up might look like a harmless gesture but the consequences it generates on our planet are indeed devastating.
Why are we throwing our garbage on the ground?
Handkerchiefs, flyers, soda cans, plastic bags, cigarette butts etc. All kinds of invasive waste that can be found daily on our sidewalks, our roadsides, our beaches or our parks. To some people, it has become a type of reflex to throw something randomly. And for some, they do it unconsciously – keeping the rubbish in the backyard thinking it won’t affect anyone or anything. On the contrary, a pile of rubbish will still have its negative consequences regardless of its location. The backyard is still located on the planet Earth; therefore, it is selfish to think it is harmless. Removal of rubbish in Sydney has become a huge problem as the volume of the rubbish increases but nothing is being done to prevent it.
What consequences for the planet?
450! This number represents in years the time necessary for the decomposition of a plastic bag in nature. Impressed by this number? Wait until you hear that a simple battery takes 8000 years to decompose. Any given day our waste production increases and without proper removal and recycle of it, we are not looking towards a bright future. Heaps Cheap is working hard towards a green planet by providing rubbish removal services in and around Sydney while also encouraging people by offering recycling services.
Our planet is not able to destroy the waste we throw at it at the same rate at which we produce it. The saturation is already felt and, ultimately, the consequences would be terrible not only for the planet but also for us: contamination of soil and groundwater, fires, development of pathogens, the emergence of diseases, risks of epidemics, disappearances animal species etc. Pollution is more than ever present around us and the planet is reacting.
What do we have to do?
The answer is simple, stop throwing away your rubbish irresponsibly and don’t let it pile up. Have some rubbish at your home or workplace? Throw it in the designated bins. Have too much of it? Call a professional service like Heaps Cheap to get rid of it for you. We have dedicated recycling services and we will sort out recyclable rubbish from general waste.
Remember that not all garbage has the same characteristics. Some of them are more dangerous than others. It should not be thrown away anyhow. A system called “sorting” using a colour code allocated to waste types was created just for that. Each bin is made available to a type of waste. This system allows among other things to preserve the environment through the recycling of raw material so adopt it!