I have been recycling for quite a few years now, and throughout this time, I have proven that recycling presents numerous environmental benefits that can’t be ignored. Throughout the last few years, I have come to know that reusing not only protects and safeguards Mother Nature. It also helps save up resources and energy…and even save up money in the process. Following are some of the important benefits of reusing and recycling.
Saves Precious Resources: This is probably the most important benefit of recycling. After just a few days of recycling, I realized that I am actually saving up on the natural resources. With it, I help maintain the health and safetiness of the environment, and I also prevent some rare raw materials from being extracted.
Conserves Energy: Various researches have proven that reusing can actually conserve a significant amount of natural energy. It has been proven that the used raw materials exhaust lesser energy since there is less need to find or create raw materials from scratch. This is indeed a very significant advantage. Due to this reason, I have started recycling just about everything I use instead of just dumping them in the bin. This makes me feel that I am doing something good for nature and Mother Earth.
Preserves The Environment: With recycling, the need for extracting or refining is reduced considerably. This, in turn, helps preserve the environment to a great extent. Moreover, by reusing non-bio degradable products like plastic, I also get to reduce the amount of waste I produce – minimizing the environmental risks I pose. Due to this reason, I particularly love the idea of reusing everything that can be used once again.
Makes Waste Disposal EASIER: When we reuse stuff and recycle everything that is possible, we reduce the levels of waste that are dumped to the environment. With old products being used to manufacture new ones, we help in protecting and safeguarding the nature. I love recycling due to the series of advantages it offers. I’m sure you will too, and you’d want to take part in making our planet a better place to live in.
The following post is contributed by Claire Thomas.
Hello, I am a 29-year old female, and currently I work for a local non-governmental organization or NGO as some would refer to it as. Our main objective is to develop a healthy atmosphere as well as an environment that promotes efficient use in resources. With that in mind, I’d like you to at least have a look at the perks and benefits of recycling.
A Quick Look At Recycling
What is recycling? To simply put it, it is nothing but reusing something that’s already been used. What purpose does it serve? A lot! By reusing the old stuffs and making something new out of them, we are actually cutting on the purchase of new materials. This practice can prove to be economically viable if it is practiced on a larger scale.
If one is to consider different scenarios in waste management, it would be very right to say that this practice ultimately helps the environment. As far as economic viability of the recycling is concerned, it can very well be said that recycling, when done consistently and properly, aids the economic sustainability of a community.
When engaging in any recycling and waste management initiative, always keep in mind the two-fold objective, which our organization strongly emphasizes: (1) To promote long term benefits of recycling and develop a sustainable environment model. (2) To encourage various recycle campaigns, both in public sector as well as in public sector of the industries.
The Benefits: As far as the first objective of recycling, we try to promote the idea that when wastage is dealt with in an organized fashion, it opens quite a lot prospects. Such prospects include the likes for newer job opportunities; considerable economic savings on a larger scale; savings on energy and resources; and those are just to name a few.
Energy Benefits: The whole practice of recycling can greatly help us in conserving the energy that we have harnessed from the planet. According to recent studies, sufficient evidence have been provided – showing that most of our planet’s mineral resources are quickly being exhausted. So, in order to conserve those resources, it is very important that we practice recycling.
Energy consumption is also a major factor. Conserving as much energy as we can while keeping the lifestyle disruption at a minimum. The energy savings brought by recycling can supplement for a much greener and cleaner approach than what it is now. This, in turn, provides for better economic sustainability and environmental betterment – two of our organization’s goal.
Socio-Economic Benefits: Apart from the obvious environmental benefits of this practice, there are also some latent advantages that can be very easy to miss. These benefits are not direct consequences and so, they can be ignored. Still, these recycling benefits help to improve the socio-economic conditions of our planet.
Energy and money bears a direct correlation, as far as our studies go. So, I have found that saving energy leads to indirect benefits such as saving money. First of all, diverting waste products in to reusability and not disposing of them help to save expenditure on different sectors including the likes of disposal mechanism and transportation to disposal site.
Also, let’s not forget that recycling also helps create job opportunities. There is a concept called “Green Jobs” which has been devised by our organization. This concept rewards corporations which understand the gravity in the situation and strive to provide a greener and cleaner alternative towards the whole concept in recycling.
Recycling (Def.) – It an efficient management of waste – reusing them for better purposes.
Now that we have defined recycling, you might be wondering: “What key ideas and information should I keep in mind if I want to recycle properly?” Well, that’s what this article is all about. So read on!
Why Do We Need To Recycle In The First Place?
I am a 35 year old male, and I specialize in waste management. I have been working for the past 9 years in a global institution that promotes recycling and sustainable use of resources in order to reduce the amount of waste produced. Our company mainly focuses upon those waste produced by other international corporations, as well other heavy industries.
Through my experience, I can very well say that the amount of waste we produce is growing by the minute – it can overwhelm us when left unattended. So in order to effectively manage those enormous amount of wastage, special provisions have been made. Our key goal is to achieve an efficient wastage management program, which is instrumental for achieving a better future.
Core Characteristics Of Proper Recycling
Recycling incorporates a few core ideas especially when we’re talking about commercial industries. What are these? Let’s see.
Waste management and disposal programs should backed by a completely safe and scientifically driven approach. Efficient forms of the recycling include the likes of satisfying proper regulatory conditions, community standards, and more. Also, waste products should be treated in an economical fashion, in order to ensure better results as well as better future prospects.
In our company, we employed several waste management techniques that were mainly focused in using an environment-friendly approach while also promoting effective modes of recycling. Given below, are some of the recycling and waste management techniques that our company uses in order to achieve our goals at a larger scale.
Packaging Waste: One of the major waste products that can be generated in any corporate institution is packaging waste. Our company took special notice of that. Packaging wastage such as cardboard and plastic boxes were used extensively. Of these however, cardboard is most suitable for recycling – allowing companies to use it in a sustainable fashion. As far as plastic was concerned however, it has to be treated with greater care than cardboard.
Construction And Demolition Waste: Another type of waste that deserves attention are those that are produced by construction industries as well demolition wastages that was very common as far as heavy industries are concerned. Not only does waste management serve a greater purpose in these fields. Just as importantly, it also effectively reduces the overall cost of future construction and demolition projects through recycling and making efficient use of resources.
Organic Waste: Whenever we talk of any big corporation or industry, one of its primary concerns in waste management lies in that process of tending to large quantities of organic waste. Yes, organic waste is a really concerning factor as far as big corporation are concerned. So, special provisions should be taken. Food waste falls under this category as well. In order to curb that amount of waste produced, a proper and efficient waste management program should be undertaken.
Paper Waste: Paper is just one of those corporate resources that gets misused very often, and such an abusive behavior can lead to excessive wastage production. We all know how important paper is. It has become a global phenomenon these days. So proper recovery of reusable paper, as well as efficient recycling is very crucial in order to counter the growing threat concerning trees. Paper waste can be reused for packaging materials, and that’s just one idea. We have even developed a “greener approach” to help its cause, and are hopeful for positive results.
Other Types Of Waste: Other considerations that we have very carefully gone through include electronic waste management along with other types of by-products. Recycling is an important aspect in any corporation, and we try our best to provide these companies a complete recycling scheme as well as a better environment.