Monday, July 16, 2012

Recycling





Hi! Happy Monday! Today, I wore my favorite, vintage pastel dress with a DIY daisy crown, minty socks from Romwe, Giant Vintage sunglasses, DIY floral bag and trendy, Steve Madden flatforms for an easy, ethereal look. I've spent my day seeking out college scholarships that I can apply for; this upcoming year, I will be a senior in high school and it is time to start thinking about how I am going to pay for college. Castle Ink is hosting a scholarship for high school and college students valued at $2,500. That could certainly help me pay for college! All you have to do is write a post about recycling and leave a link to their site. The post that has given their site the most visits will win the scholarship so I am really hoping that you can help me out by visiting Castle Ink HERE. You have no idea how much your support would mean to me! All you have to do is visit their site. Thank you so much! As for my post about recycling which you can read below, I recycled it (pun intended!) from an english speech last year with a few, slight changes.

Vast wastelands. Gray skies. Brown rivers. Mountains of garbage. Few trees. Is this the kind of world you would like your great grandchildren to be forced to live in? They might have to if we don't start to cut down on frivolous waste and take recycling seriously. In order for our world to continue to thrive, recycling needs to become more prominent in public places.

75% of solid waste is recyclable but only a mere 30% of it is actually recycled. 70% of that solid waste is either tossed in a trash can or even worse, littered. That garbage builds up mountains of trash and has numerous negative effects on the environment. In 2004, 55 billion cans were thrown away. Can are one of the easiest things to recycle so those 55 billion wasted cans beg the question, "Why aren't people recycling?"

I believe that most people who don't recycle shy away from recycling because it isn't always convenient and/or the recycling facilities are simply not present. If businesses and companies made recycling more convenient then I have a good feeling that there would be less extraneous waste and more items recycled. Public recycling is key in the mission to cut down on excessive trash.

The Environmental Protection Agency, also known as the EPA, has recently implemented a program that encourages public recycling. This program is entitled "Recycling on the Go." The EPA motivates companies to recycle in public places such as parks, stadiums, convention centers, airports and shopping centers. Some of their major successes have been putting recycling in Yellowstone National Park, the San Diego International Airport, the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Delaware State Fair. Those successes have proven that when given a chance to recycle without much effort, people choose to recycle.

I'm not saying that if we put out recycling in every public place everyone will recycle nor am I stating that public recycling is a quick fix. It will take years and a lot of effort to cut down on waste but the results will be worth it. Blue skies. Colorful trees. Clear rivers. Your great grandchildren playing happily outside. Why not make an effort to recycle?

Want to start helping today? Recycle at your home, encourage your friends to recycle or try to implement a recycling program at your workplace. Don't forget every little thing helps!

9 comments:

  1. You wear almost the same thing all the time. You really don't have a sense of style. Sure, you're fashionable but most of the time you look like you walked right out of Lookbook/Chictopia, with the flower crown and the ugly flatforms.

    And I know tons of people are going to reply to this and say I'm wrong but they're just sucking up to you, wishing you'll check out their blog.

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  2. What a seriously cute look. By the way, how tall are you?

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    1. Thank you so much:) I am a little taller than 5 foot 8
      -Tori

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  3. The article is very good, people is also very beautiful.

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  4. pretty look! Amazing headband <3

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love your shoes and this entire outfit dear. You look like a doll (: Also a big fan of your flower crown!

    xx
    Dearest Lou

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  6. lovely!! Good luck on your scholarship!! :D

    Cheers~!

    - Justin -
    The World According To Me

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