There’s no question that our planet is changing — as hurricanes, floods, droughts, and wildfires become more common across the world, that much is evident.
We all know that recycling our trash and junk removal materials is vital to the health of the environment. But how much of our waste is actually recycled?
Landfills in this country are gradually filling up and being closed. And there are fewer landfills available each year. But trash and junk removal never ends.
The holidays can mean many things to many people, but what it often means for everyone is a lot of stuff being bought, being given, and being thrown away.
But the problem is that much of what we buy, what we use, and what we throw out makes for a less-than-green holiday season.
The future of recycling in America is filled with both promise and problems. We're overwhelmed with waste but with more effort we can recycle most of it.
For years the focus has been on getting the consumer to recycle. That's shifting now and both the producers of consumer goods and the state and federal governments are taking action.
Everyone agrees that recycling is a good thing to do and the right thing to do. But recycling the right way isn't always easy.
Unfortunately, not everything can be recycled. Worse, many of those things still end up in our recycling waste stream - and that causes problems.
Not everything that gets hauled away as junk has to go to a landfill. In fact, most of your residential junk removal items can be recycled. It's up to you.
Hauling your household junk and debris to a waste transfer station or landfill doesn't need to be your default approach for junk removal. You have options.
All of us know how to recycle, right? And we all know what things are recyclable, too. But do we always recycle everything correctly? Not so much.
Okay, so recycling isn't rocket science. But the truth is, there are several common recycling mistakes.
Everyone recycles. Or at least they should. But sometimes your recyclable items can be too much and end up being more than you can fit into your bins.
Sometimes your recycling can be too much of a good thing. So it can pile up - or worse.
We love to recycle our trash items in America. Especially plastics, paper, and cans. But we tend to do much less of it when it comes to recycling glass.
Glass ranks right up there with steel and aluminum as a prime candidate for recycling. That's because it can be recycled again and again almost endlessly. Unless it goes to a landfill.
Junk removal and disposal is not only a major industry in the US, but it is a function across the globe. And pressing challenge is for sustainable and recyclable waste.
The United States only recycles about 1/3 of its total waste generated every year. Some waste products, like paper and paperboard, are recycled at close to a 70 percent rate, while plastics are only at a dismal 9 percent globally.