Focuses about Sustainability: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

1356 Words Feb 4th, 2018 5 Pages
Virtually everything around us can be recycled or may be made from other recycled products. Materials that can be recycled include: clothing, water, electronics, glass, paper, plastics, food scraps and many more. Reducing, reusing and recycling these materials can help eliminate waste and protect the environment.

Our main focuses about sustainability are the three R’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Getting students to think about and follow these 3 simple steps by reducing what they need, reusing products more than once and recycling them has a huge impact to sustaining our environment as it can reduce waste around the world.
Reducing the resources we already have and using just enough or less natural resources helps minimise waste and prevents people from overusing resources. There is no point buying and using more than what’s needed once the needs been met as the excess materials become waste. Rethinking about the amount of materials needed in the first place will reduce the excess resources becoming waste (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2014).
If the materials are reusable, reuse them if not; give them to someone who can reuse them! Re-using materials again is another great way to save money as you won’t have to buy a replacement, repair it or use it for something else and also the that product doesn’t have to become waste as…