Recycling is important in today’s world if we want to leave this planet for our future generations. When you think of recycling, think about the whole idea;
Reduce – Lower the amount of waste going to landfills by having Always Green Recycling, Inc. manage your recycling needs.
Reuse – Call Always Green Recycling, Inc. to move and/or donate your old office equipment and furniture.
Recycle – Have your single stream material picked up by Always Green Recycling, Inc.
Recycling has a personal benefit; it gives us a chance to align our values and our actions, which feels good, and inspires us to do more. Recycling is very important as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment. Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from rubbish in landfill sites. Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste. Recycling reduces the need for raw materials so that the rainforests can be preserved.
Something we cannot forget to mention is the amount of money you can save from taking your materials out of the waste pickup and recycling them. For some companies you may keep the same cost or go down in pricing all while saving the planet!
Top Ten Reasons!
Good for our Economy: American companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products.
- Creates Jobs: Recycling in the U.S. is a $236 billion a year industry. More than 56,000 recycling and reuse enterprises employ 1.1 million workers nationwide.
- Reduces Waste: The average American discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into landfills, where it’s compacted and buried.
Good for the Environment: Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources, and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.
- Saves Energy: Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with virgin materials. (Manufacturing with recycled aluminum cans uses 95% less energy.)
- Preserves Landfill Space: No one wants to live next door to a landfill. Recycling preserves existing landfill space.
- Prevents Global Warming: In 2000, recycling of solid waste prevented the release of 32.9 million metric tons of carbon equivalent into the air.
Reduces Water Pollution: Making goods from recycled materials generates far less water pollution than manufacturing from virgin materials.
- Protects Wildlife: Using recycled materials reduces the need to damage forests, wetlands, rivers and other places essential to wildlife.
- Creates New Demand: Recycling and buying recycled products creates demand for more recycled products, decreasing waste and helping our economy.