Nowadays, a great number of companies claim to be Eco-friendly and to give a special importance to the recycling subject. We all know that our planet needs our help and it’s up to us to do our part. Everyday we can choose between using a reusable water bottle or buying another disposable. Recycling is more than separating the trash in the right colored can. If we truly want to help the environment, we need to start making better choices in our day preferring to reuse items instead of just getting rid of them. Even if they are made of recycle material.
This is the right order of things and we need to be smart in our everyday choices. Reduce > Reuse > Recycle
At EcoBrite Services, we take thus subject very serious, and we love to encourage our employees to do the same. We don’t have “personal” trash cans in the rooms anymore but we put 4 big cans of recyclable and waste only in two strategic places so everyone have easy access to them.
To help our team to know what is recycle and what is not, we also put an explanation on the top pf the cans to help them to decide which can to use. It seems easy but recycling can be very tricky sometimes and not everything we think it might be recycle actually is.
Benefits Of Recycling
- Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
- Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
- Increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials
- Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
- Saves energy
- Supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
- Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States
Recycling Creates Jobs
EPA released significant findings on the economic benefits of the recycling industry with an update to the national Recycling Economic Information (REI) Study in 2016. This study analyzes the numbers of jobs, wages and tax revenues attributed to recycling. The study found that in a single year, recycling and reuse activities in the United States accounted for:
- 757,000 jobs
- $36.6 billion in wages; and
- $6.7 billion in tax revenues.
This equates to 1.57 jobs, $76,000 in wages, and $14,101 in tax revenues for every 1,000 tons of materials recycled.
The poster below was used in our e-mail marketing campaign to let everyone in our team know about the changes and how our choices can have a good impact in our environment.
If you are in the Utah area this link might be a perfect solution for you and your company to recycle.
If you like this post, check our latest post about the waste we produce and how the numbers are alarming.