Recycling is something we are all familiar with and even practice for the most part. But, as a society, there is much more we can do to minimize the waste going into landfills.
We are a nation of recyclers. At least we’re working hard at becoming one, anyway. Unfortunately, the U.S. currently recycles less than 22 percent of its recyclable waste according to a recent study by Yale University and the EPA.
In fact, you might be surprised at the variety of household items and debris that can actually be recycled instead of dumped in a landfill. While, most people are quite familiar with the concept of recycling, we do tend to think of it only in terms of common items we're familiar with.
Recycling is not limited to paper, plastic glass and cans. It can, in fact, include a wide variety of other household trash items. In fact, with some creativity, some planning and consistent effort, almost anything you get rid of can actually be recycled, reused or repurposed.
Scrap metal recovery and recycling is a massive and growing industry in the United States. Some recent figures give a sense of the volume of materials handled every year.
It's getting close to spring and there is more to "spring cleaning" than just sprucing up the inside of your home. As a homeowner, you will always be investing in your house and, most often, your yard and landscaping. And these means that having the proper tools and equipment is essential.
Businesses and homeowners can be discouraged from participating in e-waste recycling by the regulations and added fees involved. In fact, for many people, it's much easier to simply throw out their old electronics. In fact, recycling their e-waste is not a first option for far too many people.
For most Americans, recycling is an accepted practice and a common fact of life. However, according to a joint study by Yale University and the EPA, Americans still recycle less than 22% of their discarded waste.
December can be a great time for cleaning and decluttering your offices or place of business. Getting ready for the end of the year may mean catching up on the books, but there are few activities that add a sense of organization and efficiency than getting rid of old junk, office furniture disposal and removing unwanted equipment.
Household recycling can not only take different forms, but it can include a wide variety of common household trash items. In fact, with some creativity, planning, and a little effort almost anything you to simply toss out can actually be recycled, reused or repurposed.