The Importance of Waste Management and Planet Preservation Efforts
October 19, 2017
Every person on the planet needs to do their part in preserving it. We are constantly hearing this and of the importance of recycling and reducing pollution. Yet, you rarely hear of specific things that you can actually do to do your part. These planet preservation tips are helpful for the individual person that wants to do their part in protecting the planet they live on.
Recycle, recycle, recycle
Recycling is one of the most important things that you can do. There are currently many landfills that are full of garbage. Eventually, we will run out of room for additional landfills and these items will litter the streets that we walk on and the cities that we live in. Taking up recycling can make more of a difference than you might think too. For example, recycling one ton of cardboard saves over 9 cubic yards of landfill space. There are some items that cannot be recycled, so it is important to keep these spaces open for those items, rather than filling them up with items like cardboard or plastics.
Carefully research your garbage pickup service
Many cities require that residents choose and cover their trash removal costs. Instead of choosing the one with the cheapest trash removal cost, choose a waste management company that values environmental cleanliness. All of your recycling and planet preservation efforts can be wasted if your waste management company does not actually recycle or dispose of as they are supposed to. There are likely many commercial trash services in your area, find one that has a good trash removal cost and places a priority on recycling.
Recycle within the home
It can also be helpful to recycle within the home. Instead of throwing away that box and purchasing another one next month, put it in storage. You can also turn items like old tires and towels into useful household items. Reusing these items will also help you save some money. In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times the amount of his or her adult weight in garbage. Any amount that you can reduce this amount will be helpful in preserving the planet.
Practice the same recycling in your commercial business
Many Americans are strict about recycling and proper waste management at home but do not practice these same efforts in their commercial setting. This is especially important if you own a business and have a direct influence on the waste management. Avoiding recycling because of trash removal costs in your commercial business may actually have a greater effect on the air quality, as there is much more waste. As a general rule, it is important to remember the 3 R?s. The waste hierarchy refers to the three R?s, reduce, reuse, and recycle, which classify waste management strategies according to their desirability in terms of waste minimization.
Encourage local recycling efforts
In addition to make these important changes in your household and commercial setting, it can also be helpful to encourage those around you to do the same. Many states offer a deposit back to those that recycle. You can offer to recycle for your neighbors or coworkers. You can also request donations for a local charity. Return the plastics and glass items for your friends and donate the funds collected to your favorite local charity. Most people do not recycle simply due to a lack of time. Offering to do it for them is a great way to increase the number of bottles that are recycled.
Everyone on the planet needs to accept responsibility and do their part in recycling. Recycling is one of the most important preservation efforts that a single person can do. Make sure you are recycling everything in your house, as well as your commercial business. Encourage your neighborhood to also recycle, by offering to do it for them. Recycling even a few items can influence the change that needs to happen.