Recycling business waste is considered as good for both the environment and the economy – but why?
Do You Understand the Reasons Behind Recycling’s Good Reputation?
Getting to grips with the real benefits of this type of Waste Management will help your business to commit to recycling habits.
Once you have the right justification, it becomes easier to implement recycling and encourage employees.
If you’re worried that recycling is costly or requires lots of effort, then allow this article to explain why the benefits far outweigh common concerns.
Protect the Climate & Habitats
The end line of many waste streams is incineration, which involves burning waste to reduce materials to ash, gas and heat. This combustion process emits carbon dioxide, which is widely linked to the development of global warming (as greenhouse gases can cause climate change by trapping heat).
High carbon emissions also contribute to smog and air pollution, leading to widespread health issues like respiratory disease.
What’s more, sites of incineration and landfill pose harm to surrounding environments, particularly nature habitats. Emissions and land invasion can endanger flora, fauna and eco-systems beyond repair.
Recycling is an alternative waste treatment to landfills and incineration. Reducing the need for harmful disposal methods helps to minimise carbon dioxide emissions and preserve habitats (in this way, recycling aids the fight against root causes of climate crises and species endangerment).
Preserve Resources by Reusing
Using waste material as a resource is an energy-efficient and cost-effective practice which helps to minimise the environmental damage of consumerism.
Reusing materials decreases the demand for new material production, and in turn decreases the damaging consequences of production: energy usage and pollution.
Making use of recycled materials rather than newly produced ones can reduce energy usage by 66%. This means that the more businesses recycle, the greater energy-saving impact they can have.
Serve the Economy
Studies show that sustainable Waste Management alternatives (including recycling, conservation and composting) create many more jobs than landfills.
These industries have a positive economic impact, serving surrounding communities as well as a wider network.
Less to Landfill
Landfill isn’t cheap. Figures suggest that the cost to landfill one ton of material is around twice as much as the cost to recycle one ton of material.
Your business can save on the cost of landfill tax (as well as environmental compliance) by recycling. Recycling reduces the amount of commercial waste being sent to landfill, in turn reducing the associated charges.
Finally, let’s not forget the environmental advantages of breaking our reliance on landfill. Our land is finite, we can’t keep filling it with waste (eventually there’d be no land left!). Ultimately, dumping our waste somewhere and forgetting about it is not a sustainable solution. Recycling, however, is a sustainable solution.
Boast Green Credentials
There are many advantages to being an eco-warrior, especially when it comes to partnering with other businesses and appealing to consumers.
Green waste disposal strategies will improve your business’s image, showing an increased awareness in social responsibility and willingness to adapt to changing culture.
Small Changes, Big Impact
The best thing about recycling? It’s easier than you might think.
Simply altering a few small habits can make a huge difference, both for your business and for the wider picture.
Once these habits are in place, recycling becomes second nature and no longer has to be perceived as a hassle.
Recycling Services with Direct365
Let us make recycling even easier for you with our professional recycling services.
We offer comprehensive options covering all sorts of materials, with a tailored collection schedule, bins included as standard and even free legal paperwork (like waste transfer notes to prove your Duty of Care).
Our flexible contracts put your business’s needs first so you can easily and cost-effectively create a culture of recycling in your workplace.