Since June 5, 1972, World Environment Day has been encouraging people to consciously deal with environmental problems and to responsibly use limited resources. Up to 150 nations around the world are now taking part in this event through recycling campaigns, against the destruction of nature and to raise environmental awareness.
Humanity is a huge waste generator. The reasons for this are many. One of the most decisive factors is people and their growth of approximately 250.000 humans per day! With almost 8 billion people the mountains of waste are growing. In addition unlimited consumer behavior in developed countries, the use of fossil fuels and low recycling quotas add to the worldwide problems. Unprofessional waste management and illegal waste dumping in some parts of the world have serious consequences.
Approximately 2 billion tons of household waste and uncountable industrial as well as other waste are generated every year. A hardly imaginable amount of waste that challenges each one of us. Consequences are contaminated rivers, grounds and the air. This results in natural disasters, pandemics, poverty and hunger. If these developments are not stopped, the amount of waste will be increase by 70% in 2050.
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