How 2020 changed the way we recycle
A collective shift that changed the world.
Do you remember those first few weeks when COVID hit the world? It was a scary and uncertain time, but something else also happened. The world took a collective breath and stayed home from work, holidays, and everything else. We slowed down and started to see nature take back the world.
By collectively getting the chance to see these beautiful moments in nature, we also had a collective shift in thinking. The consensus was; if this is what can happen in a matter of weeks, what could we do if we all worked together to protect the planet? It was undeniably clear that if each of us took small actions to reduce our environmental impact, we could help slow global warming and preserve the earth for generations to come.
In 2020 many of us thought the lockdowns would be temporary. Remember when we thought it’d be two weeks? Lol…we were in for a surprise. Yet, once again, society took what could have been a negative and made the most of it. While many of us learned new skills and practiced our hobbies, something else was happening. By being made to stay home, many people found they had more time on their hands, and with this, more people were taking the time to sort their recyclables and teach their families how to do the same.
2020 brought about a significant shift in thinking that has carried into 2021. We, as a society, have learned not to take our freedoms and planet so easily for granted. This change has spilled over into all aspects of our lives such as how we cook, shop, and recycle. As we move forward, we seem to be leaving behind the negatives and holding onto the positive changes like more family time, environmental responsibility and supporting our communities.