In the UK alone, we waste around over 290 million of products that we have only used once. This waste alone goes from landfills to the streets and even to places overseas, in which has had already devastating consequences such as animals dying and going extinct, our own health and also nature too.

According to the statistics by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, over 45.2% in England recycle their own waste, which is left around 54% of the population who don’t, which is rather impactful.

In London alone according to LondonList, 32% recycle, which is one of the lowest rates within the UK as opposed to 43% of people throughout of the UK alone. So what are we failing to do?

Within our busy lives, its rather possible that we just don’t have time to think about other things due to stress about schoolwork and lifestyle but according to the Huffington Post, there are many kinds of people as to how people recycle habits affect their mindset such as from an individual who doesn’t see the point to recycling or find it an inconvenience to their lives and why they have it in the first place.

According to HuffPost article, many can be blamed onto the fact that not many people are well educated on how recycling can affect people positively and that they are not exposed much information about the damaging effects of waste. They also suggested that many people get confused about on where to recycle the products and which products are suitable for waste, which has massively contribute to the current situation with the huge waste problem.

However, there are ways in which many people can contribute to this.

In London, there are many recycling bins and plants, in which many can come in and recycle their household products.

Also, there are some public places, where you can recycle your coffee cups in which that are available from the local libraries to local attractions.

But what is important is that the local areas and boroughs need to find effective ways to tackle the problems, which is by educating people about recycling and the effects of this to children’s lives but also themselves and this can be done by doing thing such as giving workshops to people or by more encouragement of the communities to recycle by using more advetisements about the facts of waste and the risks.