Many people don't realize the long list of benefits that recycling programs have at the local, state, national, and global level.
Here, we'll take a look at how recycling containers and community programs help people and the environment at all levels, and how we can utilize recycling bins from Waste Wise Products to maximize the impact of these programs.
Benefits of Recycling Programs To Our Economy And Environment
It is a common myth that recycling programs cost more money than regular trash disposal services. Overall, recycling programs save taxpayer money, reduce energy usage, and create jobs and business opportunities. As time goes by and more cities implement green initiatives, the cost of recycling goes down across the board.
Recycling programs create a multitude of job opportunities. There are an estimated 1.1 million jobs created every year. For each one of these jobs created, another 26 people are hired to process recycled materials into new products. On the whole, recycling creates four new jobs in the place of every one job created in the standard waste disposal industry.
These programs also save money; recycling costs less than land filling and incineration. With lowered costs and pay-as-you-throw options, a family can see lowered local taxes. By repurposing waste into new products, we can reduce our dependence on oil while lowering our energy usage.
These energy savings are significant -- it takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than it does to make it from raw materials, while recycled steel saves 60%, recycled newspaper 40%, recycled plastics 70%, and recycled glass 40%.
How Good Recycling Bins Makes A Difference
The type of recycling containers used in homes, offices, and in public spaces really determines how cost effective a recycling program will be.
Using recycling bins with multiple compartments is an excellent way to help pre-sort different materials and aid in collection and processing. All-in-one recycling containers come in many sizes to be used within a home, office, or placed in public areas. Waste Wise carries recycling containers that can also be snapped together or attached to one another for multi-stream usage without having one large container. For businesses, fiberglass recycling containers can be customized with a business logo or corporate slogan.
For industrial work, roll out cart and utility recycling bins are the best bet due to their rugged construction. They are designed for both heavy duty work and for garbage hauling. Steel recycling containers can offer both a sturdy solution with a modern look, perfect for the office setting. Attractive ashtray containers can be placed in any lobby, break room, or designated smoking area.
Having the right recycling bins for the right job help people to be comfortable when new programs are initiated. They also help keep costs low and make material separation easier. Does your home, office, and community have a recycling program? Is it working as well as it could? Contact us to learn about how you can implement recycling bins in your home, work place, or neighborhood and create a positive impact on the environment and the community.