RECYCLING IN THE US IS BROKEN- BUT HERE COMES CHANGE!
Updated: Dec 23, 2019
As climate change hurtles onward we are inundated with previously unthinkable threats to our oceans and coasts; inland waterway ecosystems; warming waters that are increasingly acidic; diminishing fish and shellfish habitats; frequent severe coastal flooding and erosion.
Add to all this chemical and noise pollution, overfishing, and a continuous influx of plastic as well as chemical runoff, and it becomes difficult to imagine how the world as we know it will survive...
But here at Heirs To Our Oceans, we are fighting for the future! With your support, we work tirelessly to understand the impacts of climate change on our coasts and oceans and help generate solutions.
With your support, the work that we do today will help leave the oceans and the planet a better place for our children, their families and their communities. Please consider joining us or please consider a donation at this link https://h2oo.org.
Thank you so much - and please keep tuned to what the Kentucky Heirs are up to right now!
We are actively working in Germany and are studying and researching this country's amazing recycling system. We noticed stores that only sell unpackaged goods, food and drinks, soaps and more - and it works! When you shop here, you don't get a bag. You bring one! You bring your bottles, they're not going in the trash, they are refilled! The US has a recycling system that is broken and we want to fix that. We need to learn what Germany does differently to have the best recycling rate in the world.
We know that we, as Americans, can do better than what has been done.
We scheduled a tour with one of this country's top center and will tune you in soon.
If people in the US had to pay a deposit for every container or bottle they use like people in Germany, then less trash would end up in the environment or our landdfills, it all would be returned to the manufacturer or distributor for reuse or refilling. As educated Americans, we should manage to do better, at least as well as Germans have done so far.
In Germany, the current rate of recycling is 67% of all household waste.
"The recycling quotas for metal, glass, and paper packaging materials will be increased to 90% by 2022.
Kentuckians produce about 60 million tons of household waste per year and only barely 15 % of that waste is recycled.
WE NEED TO BECOME EDUCATED TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS UP TO US TO ASK FOR CHANGE. WITHOUT CHANGE THERE IS NO FUTURE FOR OUR PLANET, FOR OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN.
WE WILL SUFFOCATE IN OUR GARBAGE, WE WILL DROIWN IN IT.
STAY TUNED TO WHAT WE WILL LEARN ANDS HOW WE WILL BRING CHANGE BACK TO OUR COUNTRY.
HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR AND LET'S CREATE A HEALTHIER FUTURE.
KENTUCKY HEIRS FREYA, CAECILIA AND LUCIA