Facts Box: Global Recycling Day

Every year, March 18 is celebrated as Global Recycling Day. The Recyclables are called the “Seventh Resource”. They help to save 700 million tonnes of Carbon-Dioxide every year according to the United Nations. The Global Recycling Day is being organized by Global Recycling Foundation. This year, it operates under the theme

Theme: Recycling Heroes

Highlights

The Global Recycling Day is supported by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization as well. The main aim of celebrating the day is to keep the amount of residual waste as minimal as possible.

It was initiated by the Bureau of International Recycling.

Bureau of International Recycling

The Bureau of International Recycling is a non-profit association. It aims to bring together the recycling expertise from all over the world. It aims to lower energy consumption, preserve planet’s natural resources.

Current Scenario

Today, more than 1.6 million people are employed in recycling industry. Around 20 million USD is invested in the industry.

What are the 6-primary resource?

With the recyclables are called the seventh resource, the other six primary resources include water, oil, air, coal, natural gas and minerals.

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  • Dr.Cajetan Coelho
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    Hats off to them on the Global Recycling Day. At India’s Anandwan in the tehesil of Warora, in the Zilla of Chandrapur in Maharashtra, leprosy warriors, leprosy victors and their differently abled colleagues are in the forefront of Recycling. Be it recycling of plastic waste, garbage, and even their own battered and bruised lives – they are busy creating beauty from all forms of waste.