Recycling materials has been standardised since the early 1900s, with the development of the phrase; reduce, reuse, recycle. Since then plastic and waste production has grown to levels that are beginning to become unmanageable. Recycling in today’s society couldn’t be any more important for the health of our planet. As one of the leading house clearance companies in the South of England, we delve into the importance of effective recycling.
Why Is Recycling So Important?
Our planet is currently facing a number of environmental issues. These include the mass production of plastic which either ends up underground or in the ocean damaging ecosystems and animals. Along with the exponential increase in carbon emissions. Whilst measures are in place to decrease these issues, recycling is a practice that everyone needs to be doing. Putting suitable waste in recycling bins helps to reduce the amount of plastic that’s being created and the amount that’s being discarded.
How Does Recycling Ease The Carbon Strain We Currently Face?
Reusing and recycling certain materials prevents the need for newly sourced raw materials, leading to lower carbon emissions. Many companies have developed recyclable packaging that can be recycled and repurposed. This saves companies from producing more of the material as well as the space required to dispose of them. Not only does this benefit the planet, but it also puts companies in a good position, urging their competitors to follow.
Conserving Natural Resources
Our planet’s resources are finite, recycling helps to reserve the materials and the emission output through the extraction and collection processes.
Recycling paper and wood helps to save trees, forests and habitats. Once a forest loses its structure and integrity, it’s difficult for it to grow back.
Recycling metals and alloys is another expensive, strenuous process that could be reduced. Mining for these raw metals requires large machinery and time to extract and collect anything of value. Once the metal is used, it’s usually discarded. Aluminium recycling uses 95% less energy than creating it from scratch, steel also saves 70% of the creation energy through the process of recycling.
Recycling plastics is one of the largest issues our planet is facing. Due to plastics’ low cost, high strength and malleability, it is a highly desired material for packaging globally. Recycling plastic creates less new plastic which in turn reduces the emission of fossil fuels.
Greenleaf Clearance – House Clearance Companies
Our expert team here at Greenleaf Clearance, take the environment very seriously. We understand and appreciate the large impact that improper waste disposal does on the environment on our planet. That’s why we go out of our way to section and separate the wastes we collect, disposing of them suitably. As one of the leading house clearance companies, we have 10 lorries on standby ready to clear and collect your waste. Get in touch with us on 07884 082197 or fill out a contact form here.