Plastic waste - plastic recycling

Plastic waste is a growing problem that has an impact on the environment and the health of humans and animals. Millions of tons of plastic are produced every year and many of them end up in our oceans, where they take decades to decompose. Plastic waste can lead to blockages in the stomachs of marine animals, which die as a result, and can also be harmful to human health if it enters our food chain.
One way to combat the problem of plastic waste is to reduce plastic production and use. This can be achieved by using reusable materials such as glass, paper and fabric. The introduction of recycling programs and the improvement of recycling technologies can also help to reduce plastic waste.
It is important that governments, companies and individuals do their part to tackle the problem of plastic waste. By working together, we can ensure that we preserve our environment for future generations.
In dealing with our environment and plastic, some of the 17 development goals are particularly noteworthy
  • Goal 3: Health and well-being
  • Goal 8: Sustainable management as an opportunity for all
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 13: Implement climate protection worldwide
  • Goal 14: Protect underwater life
  • Goal 17: Global partnership

As described in the text above, our personal actions are also necessary for a sustainable environment.
This also includes thinking about the terms in the graphic

  • “Reduce” is necessary to minimize the consumption of resources and prevent waste from the outset, leading to a more sustainable way of life.
  • “Reuse” is important as it promotes the longevity of products and reduces the waste of resources by reusing items several times.
  • “Recycle” is indispensable as it converts waste into valuable raw materials, thus reducing the environmental impact and conserving natural resources.

We have experienced many interesting ideas and implementations at the open source community "PRECIOUS PLASTIC"! A source for many ideas and templates

A cooperation between“Bintumani D-SL” and “Technology without Borders”(Germany),
with the partner in Sierra Leone
“Next Chance in Makeni