Recycle Bins: Is The Environment And Thorough Recycling A Human Right In Australia?
Recycle bins: At Waster we talk about boosting recycling and decreasing waste (through recycle bins) going to landfill everyday. We asked ourselves today if a clean environment is an actual human right or whether it is just a nice thing to have? The United Nations has been the key driver to a definition of environmental human rights – though the process has been slower than those for other human rights – and in fact they still are not enshrined.
In other countries – they are not so lucky. However, it is not possible to think that just because we have recycle bins Australia services (such as recycle bins NSW) we are immune to what happens in the rest of the world.
The world is one when it comes to recycle bins and the environment
We have covered in other blogs how the world really is one – and hence any recycle bins programme and recycle bin options would have to be implemented on an international level.
When rubbish enters the rivers and oceans in one country – it will not take long for it to make it to the open ocean.
This means that a local rubbish tipping problem will very quickly become an international one. See our blogs on the horrendous and hard to believe scale of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
The other thing to be remembered is that we live in one single eco-system called the earth – and pollution when it enters the food chain – such as a fish eating microplastics in the middle of the ocean can have far reaching impact in many parts of the earth,
As a society – we really do not know the full damage caused when marine life eats plastic – nor when humans eat that fish etc.
How Waster can provide businesses with high quality trash can and recycle bin options
Waster offers low cost waste and recycle bin options to small and medium Aussie businesses such as recycle bins. You can check prices and arrange your services easily online.
With our flexible 30 day agreements – you can be confident that you will not be locked into a long term contract that does not suit you. Check out our recycle bin options below:
Recycle bins – can recycling play part in delivering a clean environment for the future?
The Guardian newspaper states: “Environmental human rights, which guarantee breathable air, safety from toxic exposure and a voice in environmental decision making, are crucial to breaking the cycle of poverty, vulnerability and unsustainability in which too many of the world’s people are trapped.”
“The idea of the environment as a human right has been grinding its way through the United Nations system since the 1980s, repeatedly tabled by governments for further study.”
“Socially responsible shopping and green product certification can help, but they are no substitute for strong protections at the source of the problem. And without global recognition of those protections as human rights, there will always be another neighborhood – and another country – onto which the harmful effects can be externalized, exported and dumped.”
We certainly believe the a clean environment should be protected by legislation – but that we should also play our part by boosting recycling, minimising packaging (what can be recycled) and reducing pollution of our seas )see blog on rubbish tip Perth) is a good step in the right direction.
Check out our recent blog on can I put polystyrene in my recycle bin.