Selfish?

Our planet, our responsibility!

Our planet, our responsibility! We are ONE family!

How’s your purchase pattern?

Do you purchase

based on impulsive or

based on what you need or

based on what you want?

All the items which we purchased, the ingredients are from mother of earth, some might be able to replenish and some might not.

There is “end of life” for all items.

Have you ever think whether you can recycle it or not?

Where is the end destiny of all items? Landfill?

Is it going to pollute our environment?

How can we reduce the negative impact to environment?

I got the below data from Tzu Chi, if we don’t recycle the below items, the number of years to decompose.

Newspaper — 1 to 3 years

Cotton — 1 to 5 years

Leather — 50 years

Wood & bamboo — 200 years

Disposable diapers — 500 years

Aluminium cans — 500 years

Glass bottles — 1000 years

Polyfoam — Forever

 Plastic — Forever

It’s sad to see that some of us never segregate our rubbish based on categories for recycling.

We might take it for granted, we might say “Nothing will happen even I don’t support.”, “I am so busy, no time.”, “Why should I spent the precious time to do all this?”

Imagine if the 7 billion people in world think alike, our earth will be finished soon and also all beings in this planet.

All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction

By Dalai Lama XIV

Before making your next purchase, it is good to think about how the proposed item will be used and its long-term effects on our environment.

Before purchasing, you should ask yourself:
Is it your need or your want?
Can it be repeatedly used?
Can it be recycled easily?

Always remember 5R: REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, REPAIR & RECYCLE.

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15 responses to “Selfish?

  1. My worst ones are paper and plastic. I use too many paper cups, and I buy plastic containers too often. I put these in the recycling bins when I’m finished, but my consumption pattern needs to improve! Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

  2. People don’t pay attention. Nature is sick and she need T.L.C and few are concern. I understand the poem. Time for the people of the world to wise up. Mainly the rich nations.

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  4. A very important message, we live in such a throw away society. If you walk along a street and actually see what people throw out it can astound you. We don’t always need the next best appliance etc. I love second hand furniture and take great pleasure in restoring something I bought on the cheap

  5. In Colchester through our council most items are recycled rather than buried in landfill. Today I gave away a spare printer to a charity for the sick. I am thinking of purchasing a second-hand laptop as my current one is nearing the end of its life having served me well six years, but even now I am holding off the purchase and consider my options carefully.

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