Global Recycling Day 2019 is fast approaching. Now more than ever it is important to celebrate the importance that recycling plays in preserving primary resources (Water, air, coal, oil, natural gas and minerals). Aiming to bring people together and champion ways to put our planet first, Global Recycling Day highlights the need to consider recyclable materials as resource rather than waste, celebrating the power of the “Seventh Resource” – the goods we recycle every day.
This year’s theme is ‘Recycling into the Future’, focusing on the power of youth, education and innovation in ensuring a brighter future for the planet. By focusing 2019 on youth and innovation, the Global Recycling Foundation will encourage the world to look towards the impact that today’s young people and future technologies can have on recycling.
It is important we all do our bit, after all, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, released a special report in October 2019, on the impact of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The IPCC report says that based on humanity’s current use of fossil fuels, they’re highly confident the world will reach those levels between 2030 and 2052. Warming to 1.5C will mean warmer average temperatures and increased flood hazards in some regions as well as biodiversity loss and food security impacts. Global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels would exacerbate these effects. We have 12 years to save the planet that we have spent the last 200,000 years or so taking for granted.
A busy lunch break today spent sending out marketing pack’s across the world to like-minded people looking to participate on the 18th of March. In line with this year’s theme – the organisations focus has been on Educating the youth of today about the power of the Seventh Resource is a top global priority – and one that we are championing for Global Recycling Day 2019. There are two main ways that the organisation is looking to involve the youth in this year’s campaign:
1.Utilising the global language of football, and sport, to unite the youth of today across the world in our movement
2.Through providing materials for education professionals to use in schools and clubs around Global Recycling Day on the 18 March 2019
Visit https://www.globalrecyclingday.com/ to find out more and get involved with things such as the #RecyclingGoalsChallenge