Why Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Is Important
In the past, this consumerism was a one-way street that starts with the harvesting of natural resources. Those natural resources are transported by rail, boat, or truck to a manufacturing facility. The manufacturing facility uses more resources to create the item that we eventually purchase. The manufacturing facility sends the newly made product to a distribution center where it will eventually make its way to your local store for purchase.
So what happens once that product you purchased is no longer usable? The most likely scenario is that the product will make its way to a landfill if thrown in the trash. Do you see the flaw in this approach?
With this approach, natural resources have a one-way path to a landfill if we don’t take intervention.