A. Marinka Vovk: It isn’t just sorting out the waste. It’s the way we think about our waste. We are still a ‘throwaway society’. This means that we throw away a product as soon as we are bored with it or as soon as we have to repair it. Our problem is not really about handling ‘waste’ – it’s about keeping things out of the bin and keeping things useful.
B. Marinka Vovk: Yes, of course. This is a free mobile phone application. Everyone can download it for free. It is called “3R: More than waste”. 3R stands for three words that start with letter R: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
C. Marinka Vovk: If we leave the water running while we are brushing our teeth we use 20 to 40 litres of water. Can you imagine 20 to 40 litres of water just for brushing our teeth? It is absurd! Turn off the water while you are brushing your teeth.
D. Marinka Vovk: I’ve always believed that many important aspects of our lives are about the small things. It’s about how you treat other people, how you treat the animals and the earth. We sometimes think “I’m only one person; what can I do?” If every person thinks that, nothing will get done. But if every person did just one thing, we would change the face of this planet.
E. Marinka Vovk: I would say that water pollution is the number one problem. Water is becoming a very limited resource. We cannot afford to pollute our water systems, as only about 0.3 percent of the Earth’s water is drinkable. The second biggest problem is energy production. We need to use alternative energy, such as solar systems, hybrid vehicles and wind energy. There is also air and land pollution.