For a great deal of people, distinguishing between recycling, our paper, metal and plastic waste has become a daily routine. With a mix of government initiatives, documentaries, and an increase of reusable, eco-friendly products hitting the supermarkets, many around the world have become much more aware of the changing world around us and our responsibility to look after it. Recycling is possibly one of the easiest – yet most impactful – techniques of making our planet a greener place to live. From clothes to furniture, there are initiatives in place all around the country to reuse and recycle pretty much anything, not to mention everyday products such as tea bags, aluminium food tins and bottles. But, how many of us really know what our recycling centres do? How, who and what does helps us, and why are we encouraged to do it? So with this in mind, just how do recycling centres help the environment?
What is a waste and recycling business?
On a surface level, it does not look like the ideal time to establish a waste and recycling business. Even though there has been lots of green talk, plenty of councils across the UK are stockpiling sorted household waste throughout warehouses. People are more environmentally aware than ever, but many home homeowners are just sitting on their waste paper, scrap metal and plastic bottles. Not processing anything. However, perhaps if homeowners knew a little more about the process it would be more enticing.
With governmental and Europe-led policies such as the Waste Framework Directive making green targets concrete, and pressure rising on commercial organisations to manage their waste responsibly, demand is set to grow in the waste and recycling sector. Even now, all boroughs are subject to considerable fines if they exceed their quota of waste sent to landfill and until very recently, such was the level of demand that a great deal of the waste collected for recycling was sent abroad for processing.
Ever felt like your waste could be better disposed of? Put to better use? Well, it can be better used through utilising recycling companies as waste is a natural resource. Solid waste can be used to boost your country’s economy as well as benefit the environment. Read on to know more about recycling and the benefits of recycling companies:
Saves tons of landfill room
Waste is disposed of in the landfill which causes a loads of environmental problems for future generations. Not all the solid waste that is dumped in landfills is biodegradable. Even waste that takes long periods of time to decompose will trigger environmental issues as it can emit greenhouse gases or toxic substances that are really harmful to the environment and the people working around landfills. Choosing to recycle materials like paper, aluminum cans, cardboard, scrap metal, plastic, indicates you are keeping them away from landfills.
Recycling materials relies heavily on energy, moreover, it is a lot less compared to what is required to manufacture new products altogether. Making recycled plastic products saves energy and raw materials as compared to making new plastic products. Recycling companies enable this to happen.
Helps to saves forests
When you send any paper based products to a recycle company, you will have a direct effect on how many trees are being cut down. In the long term, saving trees means saving forests. A huge number of trees have to be cut down for manufacturing paper from scratch, so when you recycle, you help in preventing the cutting down of trees. Instead of throwing out waste paper and old newspapers, send them for recycling instead.
Pollution is reduced
When you dump rubbish in landfills, it will begin emitting greenhouse gases when it begins to rot. You should be familiar with an unpleasant smell that is usually in the air near landfills. These greenhouse gases pollute the environment and draw in insects, flies and other vermin. When you recycle the waste instead of sending it to the landfills, you are directly reducing the pollution. Further, recycling various products leads to fewer carbon emissions, reducing the carbon footprint of that product.
Saves you money
Through utilising recycling companies and using recycled products will actually save money! An example being, you can recycle vegetable and fruit waste, grass and leaves to make compost. Additionally, you can sell your recyclable waste to recycling companies. This means recycling can definitely put some pennies in your pockets when you don’t opt to dispose of it.
How Recycling companies benefit the economy:
Recycling creates lots of job opportunities in any community. A great deal of people can find jobs in the recycling sector, and in places where recycled products and recycling-related materials are produced. This sector is ripe with work opportunities for people of all abilities. Jobs in recycling are also referred to as green jobs due to the good impact they have on the environment. Green jobs are crucial for our economy and have an equal significance in making our planet a better place to live in.
Supports the Local Community
When materials are recycled locally, it means there are more jobs for people who are paid to process recycled materials. This increases your local economy and establishes a stronger future for everyone. Your recycling efforts will also establish brand new businesses like collection, transportation, processing, manufacturing, packaging and selling of recycled products, paving the way for a greener and more optimistic future.
Recycling saves resources
When we recycle, used materials are made into new products, reducing the need to consume natural resources. If used materials are not recycled, new products are made by extracting fresh, raw materials from the earth, through mining and forestry. Recycling helps conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats for the future.
Raises Overall Environmental Consciousness
Even if it takes one homeowner who starts recycling and eventually graduates to composting or using alternative energy by installing solar panels the chances are the simple act of sending your recyclables to a recycle centre will influence others. This will eventually raise the overall environmental consciousness. You can offer to pick up recyclables on the curbside. It may seem like a small step but eventually, it will add up to something substantial and have a positive effect on the environment.
Here at Paul Riddel Skips Limited, we guarantee to provide the highest standards when it comes to waste disposal. Using the latest equipment, we offer waste disposal solutions to suit your individual requirements. Experts in a range of waste materials, we deal with hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal. We always put our customers first, which means, in turn, we guarantee an efficient and cost-effective solution. With specialist waste experience, we deliver a hassle-free and professional experience. Our expert team is always on hand to offer free advice, making sure you are fully aware of our dedicated services.
As a company of choice across Louth and North Lincolnshire, Paul Riddel Skips Limited has over 35 years of waste disposal experience. If you need a reliable waste disposal solution, we have a fully trained team of staff on hand to offer their expertise. We deal with a complete range of materials and are committed when it comes to providing you with a high-quality and all-inclusive waste management and recycling solution. To find out more, please get in touch with our team today.