- General waste/rubble removals
- Hazardous waste
- Safe disposals
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO RECYCLE?
- Because there is a real global problem with too much waste being produced by human beings.
- As a species we produce so much synthetic waste that we are literally running out of space to bury it, or dispose of it in other ways without contaminating the environment.
GOLDEN RULES FOR RECYCLING
- Keep recyclable paper clean and dry
- Have bins/bags for seperation of recyclables and general waste
- Separate plastics, papers , and waste
- Encourage others to recycle
WHAT TO RECYCLE
Office and Shredded Paper
WHAT NOT TO RECYCLE
Used paper plates, disposable nappies, tissues and toilet paper
Wax coated or foil lined / laminated boxes
Used cement bags, dog food bags
Foil paper wrapping
5 Reasons Why People Should Recycle
1.“Recycling saves energy.”
Because the manufacturer doesn’t have to produce something new from raw natural resources. By using recycled materials we save on energy consumption, which keeps production costs down.
2. “Recycling reduces landfills.”
Recycling reduces the need for more landfills. No one wants to live next to a landfill.
3. “Recycling preserves our resources and protects wildlife.”
By recycling, we reduce the need to destroy habitats for animals. Paper recycling alone saves millions of trees.
4. “Recycling is good for the economy.”
Recycling and purchasing recycled products creates a greater demand for more recycled goods. Goods made from recycled materials use less water, creates less pollution and uses less energy.
5. “Recycling helps our climate problems.”
Recycling produces considerably less carbon, which reduces the amount of unhealthy greenhouse gas released into the air.
5 Reasons why people do not recycle
1.“Recycling is inconvenient.”
This seems to be the number one reason why people don’t recycle—they don’t want to put in the extra effort. Some places have no pick-up. Some people say that they just can’t be bothered.
2. “I do not have enough space in my home to recycle.”
The lack of space is an issue for many. People don’t want to see garbage cans with a little storage space for recycling bins on the side; the extra trash is an eyesore.
3. “If they paid me, I’d recycle.”
Some countries fine people for not recycling. Some regions pay for just bottle recycling. Some areas have no penalties or incentives for recycling.
4. “Recycling doesn’t make a difference. So why do it?”
Misinformation about overflowing landfills, depleted resources and climate change has convinced some people that recycling doesn’t make a difference. They believe there is no problem.
How many times can paper be recycled?
This all depends on the kind of paper. For normal printer or copy paper, you can probably send it through the recycling process five to seven times, but after that the paper fibres will become too short.
Newspaper on the other hand is already of lower quality. It can be turned into newspaper or egg cartons, but not into things like stationery and magazines.
Paper is one of the easiest materials to recycle.
How many times can plastic be recycled?
Glass is another material that is easy to recycle.
Glass doesn’t lose any quality even when it’s recycled over and over, according to the Arizona Recyclers.
Glass can be recycled an unlimited number of times.
How many times can plastic be recycled?
Often only one time into the same item, but it depends on the type of plastic.
Plastics, like paper products, degrade when they’re recycled, so they often are only remade into their original products once, according to National Geographic and the New York Times.
How many times can aluminium cans be recycled?
Aluminium cans are one of the best materials when it comes to recycling, since there is no limit on the number of times aluminium can be recycled.
Aluminium is a valuable commodity, and is four times more valuable than other recyclables materials, according to the Aluminium Association.
The Aluminium Association also points out that aluminium is recycled very quickly, with one aluminium can being made
The Aluminium Association also points out that aluminium is recycled very quickly, with one aluminium can being made into another in as little as 60 days from the time a consumer returns it for processing.
Same applies to steel.