TSN IS NOW SUPPORTING TZU CHI
RECYCLING CENTRE LOCATED
AT THE FORMER MEDAN SELERA
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Why Recycle ?
Recycling is an easy step you can take to help the environment in three main ways:
1.Reduce the amount of rubbish sent to the landfill
Reusing and recycling items means that less waste has to be buried in the ground
in landfill sites, plus we save valuable resources by turning waste into new products!
Burying less rubbish meansmwe have to build fewer landfill sites,
which frees up another important resource: land.
2.Save energy and raw materials
Recycling uses less energy than making items from scratch,
for example, recycling an aluminum can saves 95% of the energy
needed to make a completely new can.
3.Help tackle climate change
Reducing the energy used to make and transport products means less carbon dioxide is released
into the atmosphere. Recycling also cuts the amounts of methane, another powerful greenhouse gas,
which can be given off by biodegradable materials as they rot under pressure in landfill sites.
Landfills are massive holes in the earth and often located on the outskirts of cities and towns
where the waste is eventually kept at and its contents slowly decompose over the course of
several centuries. In the past, sites were simply covered with earth and the trash left to its own devices.
Modern landfill sites, however, are better managed; they’re lined and capped to stop toxic chemicals
from the trash leaking into the surrounding earth and polluting nearby water sources. Built-in systems
capture escaping gases and liquids, with some experiments now taking place to recapture energy
released by the decomposition process. Suitable sites for landfills are becoming scarce,
though, and concern still exists about the potential for leakage, especially groundwater contamination.
How long does it take to decompose?
Paper Towel – 2-4 weeks
Banana Peel – 3-4 weeks
Paper Bag – 1 month
Newspaper – 1.5 months
Apple Core – 2 months
Cardboard – 2 months
Cotton Glove – 3 months
Orange peels – 6 months
Plywood – 1-3 years
Wool Sock – 1-5 years
Milk Cartons – 5 years
Cigarette Butts – 10-12 years
Leather shoes – 25-40 years
Tinned Steel Can – 50 years
Foamed Plastic Cups – 50 years
Rubber-Boot Sole – 50-80 years
Plastic containers – 50-80 years
Aluminum Can – 200-500 years
Plastic Bottles – 450 years
Disposable Diapers – 550 years
Monofilament Fishing Line – 600 years
Plastic Bags – 200-1000 years
We request you, please share this piece of information in your network as much as you can.
This will create awareness amongst people that plastic is one of the major reasons related to the Global Green House Effect.
Please Support a Green Environment.😊🌳🌿🌱
What can you recycle? A to Z of Recyclables
Paints & Solvents
Toys & Games
PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE AND DO NOT THROW
LEFTOVER FOOD AND SMELLY GARBAGE INTO THE RECYCLING BINS.
THEY CAUSE STENCH AND SPILLS WHICH ATTRACT FLIES, RATS AND MAGGOTS.
IT WAS THE REASON WHY OUR FORMER RECYCLING TEAM GAVE UP AFTER TOO MUCH
BACKBREAKING AND UNPLEASANT TASKS OF CLEANING OUT THE BINS AND FILTH.
WE THANK YOU FOR CO-OPERATING WITH US TO BLESS THE NEEDY.