Do you think that one person cannot make a difference in recycling? Check out these stats. One soda can will generate three hours of energy for a television. Recycling companies are so quick with efforts that a Coke can make it back to your grocery shelf within two months after collection at a recycling center. As aluminum has an unlimited recycling life, it is an asset to companies that do not need to tap into new packaging materials to stay in business. So, if you need a reason to recycle, here are seven good ones.
What Are The Benefits Of Recycling?
- It prevents pollution.
- It saves critical energy sources.
- You feel great about your recycling practices.
- It saves our natural resources such as minerals and trees.
- It cuts down on the waste that ends up in local landfills or incinerators.
- It supports your local recycling facility’s ability to provide resources to manufacturers.
- It creates jobs in the recycling industry as well as secondary jobs like manufacturing.
How Does The Recycling Process Work?
The EPA notes there are thee steps to processing: collection and processing, manufacturing, and purchasing. Once you use products and discard them, local trash or recycling agencies pick it up from your cub. You may also recycle at a drop off center like ABH Services. Some agencies are refunded and some are donation specific. After it is collected, the recyclables are then transferred to a facility to be sorted, cleaned, and then returned to raw materials that will be used by a wide range of industries. Companies will buy these raw materials at a predetermined price based on the supply and demand.
If you want an eco-friendly household, there are plenty of ways you can recycle including cardboard, aluminum, plastic, steel, and glass. From your extra-large laundry bottles to your daily newspapers or catalogs, it is important to find things that can be recycled and that no longer have a value to you. Having a box or a bag near the kitchen will allow you and family to have an accessible area to put recyclables.
Recycling At A Local Level Creates Jobs Nationally
Did you know that people who recycle create 757,000 jobs that lead to $36.6 billion dollars in revenue wages and $6.7 billion in taxes. So, for every 1,000 tons of recyclable materials you and your neighbors provide, you are giving someone a job, livable wages, and local taxes that support your city and state.
Products You Can Recycle At ABH Services:
- Paper Or Cardboard
- Clear Glass
- Brown Glass
- Green Glass
- Plastics (clean bottles, jugs, or jars)
- Car Batteries
- Disposable Batteries
- Rechargeable Batteries
- Computers (monitors, CPU, keyboards, or peripherals
- Office Equipment (copiers, printers, or fax machines)