March 18 is World Recycling Day. The holiday was established in 2018 thanks to the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR). This initiative aims to make people aware that careful management of natural resources is our shared responsibility for the future of the planet.
Recycling perfectly fits the idea of a circular economy, while helping to protect natural resources. Every year, thanks to the use of recycled raw materials, global CO2 emissions are reduced by over 700 million tons. Recycling is therefore a very important way to save the future of the Earth and humanity.
Ranjit Baxi, president of BIR, says World Recycling Day aims to unite people around the world. It also reminds us of the need to conserve our six basic resources – water, air, coal, oil, natural gas, and minerals. We also emphasize the importance of the new, seventh resource, which are goods that we recycle daily.