Have we many times to open the home mailbox have thought that too many business letters are sent? Climate change is on everyone’s mind and, on many occasions, this excess paper may worry consumers by the uncertainty posed by not knowing exactly the life expectancy of the Earth’s natural resources. Every day, citizens are constantly receiving messages about the importance of recycling either in the media or in the advertising campaigns of public administrations. Although in recent decades the Spaniards we have conscious in this practice, the global figure is still not enough. Unfortunately, the good work of some will view overshadowed by lack of awareness of many others, that continue ignoring the problems caused by us, and will result in the very near future, the feared climate change. According to a report for the first quarter of 2011, published by Eurostat, the EU Statistical Office, Spain is below the average of the European Union as regards waste recycling even though it generates more than the average of the set of all 27 Member States. Specifically, each Spanish produces 547 kilos of garbage, of which 82 are just recycled a year. More than half of the total (52%) ends up in landfills. And it is not enough that the effort is made only from public administrations, but that it is necessary that each one of us, to the extent of its possibilities, try to become a more sustainable person.
Despite the disappointing data, there is a positive aspect and that our country reduced the volume of waste sent to landfill compared to the data of the previous year by five percentage points. The light is also seen also at the end of the tunnel upon hearing the news that Spain is one of the countries leading recycling of Tetra Pack containers worldwide. So, the question is does are we sustainable with some waste and others not? The shift of companies focusing on the recycling of paper companies, by all it is well known that, just apply common sense a great number of impressions would be reduced.