Waste is a big issue in today's modern societies as we tend to consume a lot of industrial products that are wrapped in tons of plastic, but we do not recycle our waste sufficiently enough. Plastic for instance consists largely of oil, which is a fossile resource. Some countries try to increase their level of recycling by introducing a waste separation system as it is common practice in many European countries. Stricter rules on plastic bags apply in countries like Germany and Ireland, so that people are motivated to reduce their waste actively in order to avoid environmental pollution.
Recycling is nowadays a common practice but there are still a lot of opportunities to improve the sustainability!