Sustainability is an important as well as much talked-about topic. Resources in this world are limited. If the current generation uses up all the resources, there will be none left for the future people. Using what is there with responsibility and in a manner so that it is left for another to use is the basic force behind the principle of sustainability.
What are the valuable resources?
It may seem a bit overarching but truly, land is a resource which is fast depleting. Sea erosion is taking away more and more inland properties and due to groundwater running low, many areas are becoming unusable. However the population keeps on growing making the fact that more and more space is needed, obvious. Water is another resource and there are many areas without drinkable water. Due to the climate changes and ozone layer depletion the sun shines brighter and longer; this is one reason for the droughts to be extensive and the fact that people fell trees also don’t help. Many corporations have now embarked on many steps to preserve existing resources; some are following steps to make their production itself sustainable. For example asphalt companies Brisbane obtain recycled materials from an old pavement and include them in ingredients to be used in the new pavement.
It is time to take serious measures on this. It could be seen public protests against some companies who dump garbage in reservoirs, use water in vast amounts and never recycle it, use uncommon soils etc. as raw materials for their products and so much more. Even though it is all well and good, it is not sufficient. It is time to make a change in principles and vote for those who can make that difference in acts and statues; who truly love the environment and who want to take care of the world we live in. Even we are going to be in this world for another few years, our children have to face the drastic measures if we don’t act now.
Ways and means of recycling
There are several methods of protecting what we have now; reduce, reuse and recycle. Reduce means using only the needed amounts. When there is water in abundance we misuse it, but you won’t miss the water until the well runs dry. There are many things that can be reused; if you can’t reuse, donate it to someone who will. Recycling is a way of reusing by changing the nature of it; in the above example, reclaimed asphalt pavement or recycled concrete pavement are re-used as common materials in asphalt driveways Sunshine Coast. If not, those constituents would end up in landfills as “waste”. This world is full of wonders; it is a gift to all of us. It is our responsibility to preserve it for the future generations.