Recycling bins are everywhere. We see them on the street, in the office, and for many of us, they're sitting in the garage just waiting to be taken out on trash day.
Summer is a season that means busy times and boosted profits for some businesses, especially in the retail, tourist, and food & beverage industries. But the arrival of summer also brings with it some extra considerations.
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.
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.
A successful college or university campus recycling campaign depends upon the entire process being profitable to the remanufacturer that is organizing the recycling effort. The benefits of a good recycling program, however, are evident including removing waste from landfills as well as providing a new market for the recyclable materials to be made into new products.
Recycling is something that everyone should do, as we all know, but many of us don't because the sorting of all that waste can be time-consuming as you try to figure out what is supposed to go where. Even those of us who do make the effort can sometimes still get confused.
College campuses across the country are beginning to emphasize the importance of sustainability to their students. However, leading by example is a much more effective way to create change! Taking steps to move towards a zero waste cafeteria is a great first step in the journey to sustainability.
Even today's environmentalists agree that keeping up with the many advances in recycling technology is challenging. Because of that, it's difficult to know what can and can't go in your recycling bins, at home or in the office.
The year 2017 ushered in a new era in how we manage environmental degradation and climate change, an era that requires the utmost in personal responsibility from each of us. Without government commitment to the programs we relied on, it's up to us.