Name: Shanthini D/O RajanClass: TE08Admission Number: 1805248JReduce, Reuse and Recycle, called the ”waste hierarchy” is a veryimportance guidance for creating a sustainable life. The growing concern of wastegenerated has been hot topic globally. This has made countries to implementprojects to reduce waste and reuse the waste for another good cause.
For example,Dutch cities transform urban waste into something helpful. In addition, The Zero Waste Lab located in the east of the Dutch city gives discounts for local shops and market stalls in exchange for other goods where you are appreciated for helping the earth.From 2016, 30 local businesses and 1100 households have taken part in the project. As the project is voluntary, people are more willing to participate as they are not forced to do it. Furthermore, another project implemented was Circular Urban Economies where the Netherlands’ two largest cities pledged to become circular economies by reusing waste materials to new materials. The first steps were to improve cities recycling rates as Netherlands produces 550kg of waste each year according to Zero Waste Lab.
Other than recycling, Zero Waste Lab also hopes to improve social cohesion between communities. Moreover, children are also taught how to reuse old textiles to give them the tools they need in 21st century. Lastly, Plastic park in Rotterdam was opened by using the waste from the river. It wasimplemented to show a city working together to move from trash to beauty.
To conclude, I find the projects implemented very useful and it make a big differenceto the environment and the society. By working together to reduce wastegenerated, the environment gets healthier and the bonds between communitiesbecome stronger. Furthermore, I agree that we can reuse our waste to producesomething useful and at the same time teach the skills to the upcoming 21st Centurygeneration. I would also suggest Singapore to implement such projects to make theenvironment waste free and t the same time develop strong bonds betweencommunities.338 Words