Society as a whole is really embracing the notion that recycling is a good thing to do, but in case you’re not entirely sure just how important it is, we want to look at the key reasons why you should be recycling at home and in the workplace. Huge, positive results can be obtained with very simple recycling steps that you can integrate easily into everyday life and if you are already recycling, then this article will show you the amazing effects of your waste management.
Probably the most well-known reason to recycle is that it drastically reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill, which in turn reduces the omission of dangerous greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In 2001, the UK’s 1,500 landfill sites produced 25% of the UK’s emissions of methane, which causes massive environmental issues.
When you recycle, you are helping the environment in many ways as well as stopping waste ending up in landfill. Products can be made from recycled materials, which means that the demand for raw materials lessens. This saves natural habitats such as forests and reduces the need for extracting raw materials from quarries, mines and other sites. This makes an important difference because extraction creates substantial pollution and the pollution savings made by recycling in the UK alone are equal to taking 5 million cars off the road.
Recycling can also save money, partly because products made from recycled materials are often cheaper, but also because you can use many products again within the home or workplace for different things; Food waste can go on a compost heap, empty jar and pots can be cleaned and reused, scrap paper can be used for notepads if one side is blank. Not to mention that as well as saving money by not needing to buy the products you can made from recycled material, if you are a company then your waste management costs will be reduced because you will not be throwing as much away.
Recycling is beneficial to everyone, but if you’re still unsure about how to start or you need advice about recycling bins or waste management solutions, then call us today for expert advice and a personalised quote.