The Sisters Adorers join the World Recycling Day: Reduce, reuse and recycle

The Sisters Adorers join the World Recycling Day: Reduce, reuse and recycle

The Sisters Adorers join the World Recycling Day 2023. Did you know that every year more than 2,000 million tons of waste are generated in the world? Recycling is one of the best ways to reduce this impact and take care of the planet.

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its mission is to promote peace and sustainable development through international cooperation and one of its initiatives is World Recycling Day, which has been celebrated every May 17 since 2005.

Recycling is the process of collecting and transforming materials that would otherwise be discarded as waste into new products. The recycling process is based on the rule of the 3 R’s of ecology, which translate into a more controlled and responsible consumption:

  1. Reduce: make the use and consumption of goods simpler, consume fewer “throwaway” products to generate less waste. For example, instead of buying 6 cans of drinks, you can choose to buy two large bottles, use cloth bags, electric razors instead of disposable ones…
  2. Reuse: give a second life to materials or objects before discarding them without subjecting them to any physicochemical process. In this way, we extend their useful life and reduce the waste generated. For example, use a glass jar as a flowerpot or vase, as a water pitcher or to hold cutlery.
  3. Recycle: when it is inevitable to give more life to waste, it is necessary to transform waste into new products, which reduces the consumption of raw materials. This task begins at home, where people must separate the types of waste and deposit them in the corresponding containers. It is then treated to obtain materials that can be used to manufacture new products.

Sisters Adorers, Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament and Charity, in our commitment to care for the environment, inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Sí’ on the care of the Common Home, we join in this celebration of World Recycling Day.

In this sense, the Adorers propose, on the one hand, to raise awareness in the communities where we are present about the defense of a different model of development, just, supportive and sustainable, changing consumption habits and lifestyles. And, on the other hand, to raise awareness about the consequences that the current development model and our lifestyles have on the planet and, specifically, on the lives of the most vulnerable people.


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