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Do you recycle? Many of us have felt the weight of this question. The truth is that it's not as straightforward as it seems. Location matters: The recycling landscape varies dramatically depending on where you live. Some countries have revolutionized their recycling systems, making it mandatory and efficient. Yet, in places like Mexico, it's a different story. Here, we can't always count on our discarded items finding a new life, forcing us to find special centers across the city. A great solution I found for my city is a comprehensive map of recycling centers. A spark of hope, right? Indeed, it is, but it comes with its challenges. The real struggle? Finding a center nearby, at a walking distance, to minimize our carbon footprint in the process. The map has helped me to dispose of electronics, cables, phones, and vegetable oil. However, it took me years to find this solution. So, the next time someone asks, "Do you recycle?" don't feel targeted. Instead, consider the deeper question: "Why?" Is it because of you, your habits, or the system's limitations in your city? It's an invitation to reflect and push for community change. Recycling isn't just about individual action; it's about systemic change. It's an individual and collective effort and shared responsibility.

  • Munene Mugambi

    37 w

    We all have to recycle and reuse our wastes. Plastic or not

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    • Green Reconnection

      37 w

      @munene_mugambi yes I agree! Is it easy to recycle where you live? Have you identified any solutions that could help create a better system ?

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