We Love Recycling (And You Should, Too)

Going green

Studies show that each person generates about 1 kg of garbage daily and this number is expected to increase over the course of time. What’s most alarming is that this waste not only pollutes the earth, but it has also spread to the ocean, harming marine life. We have filled our environment with large amounts of waste, and if we want to improve our living conditions and protect the environment, it is necessary to take action. We must reduce our waste, and for that, a good solution is recycling.

 

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Recycling is a simple process in which waste is converted into a reusable material in the manufacture of new items. Many types of waste can be recycled, and we use most of them in everyday life.

What is considered waste for many is a valuable resource. That is why the number of companies that collects recyclable material has increased.

We mentioned that recycling helps reduce the amount of waste, but what other benefits does it provide? Recycling is not only conducive to the protection of the environment; it is also good for the economy. This is because recycling saves raw material and energy that would be used to make new products.it also helps reduce the need for landfills and prevents pollution caused by the manufacturing of products. It also protects natural resources, avoiding the greater use of things such as timber, water, and minerals. And one of the most important benefits is that it reduces emissions of greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate and global change.

It is glaring that companies have a responsibility to recycle. Unfortunately, only a few companies waste is recycled. This is because they see it as something complicated and expensive, but they got it all wrong.

The first thing to consider is that every day you purchase many products and materials that end up as waste. We live in a society where consumerism is cherished, so we have become used to disposable things.

To begin recycling, it is necessary to change habits at home and in our offices. Recycling at in companies is not difficult, it’s just a matter of placing a call to professionals. A first step is to put four containers for separate waste. In these containers, you can separate papers, can, plastics, metals and organic matter. Some materials take many years to biodegrade; there are also those that need special treatment such as oils, batteries, furniture and office appliances. Besides, by separating the companies trash, you facilitate the process of recycling.

So remember, an important aspect when you commit to recycling is changing your habits. Each time you go to throw something away, you should verify whether it can be recycled. Your company's contribution can make a big difference in the future of our planet. Together we can make big changes in our society. Don’t miss the opportunity to make your contribution to the world and the future of the next generations.

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