In some states, like New York, if you walk into a Walmart, you need to bring your own bag to carry out your items. That’s because plastic bags have essentially been “banned,” for the good of the environment. If you just think about all the plastic items you use in a week, and then think about throwing away all of those things, from forks to containers and straws to packaging, where does all of that go? There’s only so much room in a landfill. And if you were to take a boat into the ocean, there are certain places where the water is literally filled with plastic waste! That can’t be good for the animals and plants in the ocean.
The Benefits of Businesses Having a Recycling System in Place
Regardless of industry, it’s important that today’s businesses recycle. It can help a business save money and/or make money. Some businesses sell their recyclable waste for alternative uses. You’d be amazed what old tires, for instance, can be turned into! (See some uses, here: https://sciencing.com/things-can-made-recycled-tires-5838.html)
Today’s consumers expect businesses to recycle. Consumers want to buy green and sustainable products. Employees– especially the younger generation– want to work at companies that care about sustainability and recycling. After all, if and when a business recycles, they’re making a positive impact locally as well as globally, doing their part to help reduce pollution, waste and contamination of the soil and water of the earth.
The environment we live in certainly matters. We need clean air and water to live! Businesses can help the environment by compacting and recycling their trash. This helps save energy, diverts more waste from landfills, and may help prevent or slow down global warming.
Do you own or run a business? Do you need equipment to help beef up your recycling efforts? Call Action Compaction Equipment at 801-565-1033 to discuss your needs.