Recycling depot: why a trip to the recycling facility is worth it
Recycling depot: as busy people sometimes we may think “is the effort we put into recycling really all worth it?”. Waster (as you will know if you are a regular reader of our blogs is committed to recycling as it helps the environment and lowers costs for smart customers. You can check out all our recycling services and prices online such as cardboard recycling, commingled recycling etc by pressing the blue button below:
Why a trip to the recycling depot is definitely worth it for your business
The US based website Conserve Energy Future is a treasure trove of information on the environment – and we quote from an article on Are benefits of recycling worth all the effort?. The author lists a huge number of benefits from recycling (such as cardboard and paper recycling or yellow bin mixed recycling) such as we quote from the article below:
“Reduce the Size of Landfills: One of the biggest reasons why recycling has been promoted is that it does reduce the strain on our environment. By utilizing waste products in a constructive way, we can slowly decrease the size of our landfills. As the population grows, it will become difficult for the landfills to hold so much and trash. When this happens, our cities and beautiful landscapes will face pollution, poisoning and many health problems. The benefits of recycling are that it helps to keep the pollution in check and decrease it little by little.” This is certainly true in Australia where more and more levies are being imposed on dumping at landfill in our major cities.
“Conserve Natural Resources: Scrap cars, old bottles, junk mail and used rubber tyres are becoming common features of our landfills. All of these may seem endless, but the resources required to make them are finishing off quickly. Recycling allows all of these junk items to be used over and over again so that new resources do not have to be exploited. It conserves natural resources such as water, minerals, coal, oil, gas and timber.”
“Offers Cash Benefits: Recycling is not all about being charitable and doing what is good for the environment. If it were so, everybody would recycle out of the goodness of their hearts. Most governments have policies in place which give financial benefits to those who recycle. People that take the aluminum cans or glass to the recycling plant, get a cash benefit in return”. This is certainly true in Australia where visiting the recycling depot can greatly reduce your general waste spend.
“Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions: When you recycle products, you tend to save energy which results in reduced emissions. Greenhouse gases are primarily responsible for increase in global warming. It helps to reduce air and water pollution by cutting down the number of pollutants that are released into the environment. A recycling rate of 30% can is almost equivalent of removing 30 million cars from the roads.”
“Saves Energy: When you recycle aluminum cans, you can save 95% of the energy required to produce those cans from raw materials, energy saved from recycling one glass bottle is enough to light a light bulb for four hours. This clearly shows how much energy can be saved if recycling is taken on a larger scale.”
“Stimulate the Use of Greener Technologies: With use of more recycling products, it has pushed people towards more greener technologies. Use of renewable energy sources like solar, wind, geothermal is on rise which has helped to conserve energy and reduce pollution.”
As you will know from reading our blogs – Waster is committed to improving technology in all aspects of waste and recycling depot and resource recovery systems.
For an interesting article on reducing water pollution see here.