Recycling is an important activity that makes the environment cleaner, saves money and contributes to the sustainability of our planet. It is also one of the few things that everyday people can do to make an impact on a daily basis.
Recycling organic waste means recycling food waste to help limit the effects on the environment that are felt by putting food in landfills. Food can be recycled as organic waste rather than ending up in landfills, which is much "friendlier" to the environment than dumping the waste into landfills.
You know that recycling is important--and chances are, your company recognizes it, too. Unfortunately, getting started with a great recycling program can be time-consuming and frustrating.
The EPA is involved in some collaborative efforts between industry and government to manage electronic waste and recycling practices better. They have developed the Sustainable Materials Management Electronic Challenge, and they have written a National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship.
Every successful daycare center requires a wide range of components to work in conjunction with one another on a consistent basis. From the staff to the facility itself, to the programs and protocols, to the pricing structure, to the equipment, safe, happy kids and peace of mind for parents are always the end goals.
Huge swaths of the world exist without access to electricity, and in many of these places, people rely on diesel-powered generators, or old-fashioned lamps and candles. The former create health hazards, as well as environmental hazards, and the latter can result in fires that claim homes and lives every year.
Food waste is becoming more prominent as an environmental issue, and it seems like every day there's a new strategy for combating it. Too often, though, we focus on the big ideas, and we forget that small things can also have an impact on food waste.
Sustainability has been working backward, from developing recycling and reuse innovations for made products to substituting healthier materials in current designs, and now to the new standard, designing for sustainability. What does this actually mean? Products are designed, from the idea forward, with sustainability and safety in mind.
A key component to starting up an effective recycling program is to connect the recycling effort to the people who are going to participate in the program in a way to which they can relate to. For example, if you are starting a recycling program for your business, using the business logo on the recycling receptacles can help employees feel a connection to recycling to help their company.
While there is a widespread understanding that climate change is a danger, energy and natural resources are becoming scarce, and pollution is an ever present threat to human and animal health, these understandings have not translated into changes in the amount of waste we produce.