What is Global Recycling Day? All you need to know about 2023 theme, significance and more

What is Global Recycling Day? All you need to know about 2023 theme, significance and more
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Global Recycling Day is a relatively new event that was established on March 18th, 2018, by the Global Recycling Foundation. It was founded by Ranjit Baxi with an aim to recognize and celebrate the importance of recycling in preserving primary resources and securing the future of the planet.


The foundation intended to establish a global platform to advance this cause as recycling is an essential strategy for reducing the waste and pollution that harms the environment. Every year afterward, World Recycling Day has been observed with a new theme to highlight a different topic and the need of the hour.



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What is theme of Global Recycling Day 2023?

The theme of Global Recycling Day 2023 is 'Creative Innovation'. When it comes to recycling, we all have to be creative. In order to do it effectively, we need to think outside the box. When announcing the theme, Ranjit Baxi, President of the Global Recycling Foundation, said “It is vital that everyone should play their part, and recycling is an important element in the struggle against global warming. In past years our Recycling Heroes have demonstrated that every individual and business, great or small, can have a positive impact," as per Waste Management Review.


What is the significance of Global Recycling Day?

Although the earth produces billions of tonnes of natural resources each year, those resources will eventually run out in the not-too-distant future. Global Recycling Day aims to combat this. This day draws attention to the growing problem of waste and pollution and encourages people to take action to reduce their environmental impact. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling and inspire individuals, businesses, and governments to adopt eco-friendly practices.



When people participate in events and activities organized on Global Recycling Day, they can learn about the impact of their actions on the environment and take steps to reduce waste and promote recycling. All in all, Global Recycling Day plays an essential role in promoting sustainable development and protecting the planet for future generations.

Why recycle? 

Thinking about what can be recycled in your area is one of the smartest things you can do to ensure that you are a responsible citizen. There is a wide range of materials that can be recycled through your recycling program.



These consist of obvious materials, including paper and glass, as well as less obvious materials, including most forms of metal, and even food:

• Paper including newspapers, magazines, and mixed paper cardboard (OCC)

• Glass bottles and jars

• Rigid plastic products

• Metal containers, including tin, aluminum, and steel cans

• Even food waste, only in case your city has an organics collection program

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