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Recycling is like exercising – everyone knows we should do it, but not all of us do it as frequently as we should and many of us don’t do it at all. However, there are tons of reasons why you must make an effort to recycle as much as feasible. If you have not been diligent about recycling, this article provides some great reasons why you should start.

1. Recycling cuts back on global warming.
2. Production of certain materials from the start can release serious amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere.
3. Recycling paper saves trees – for each ton of paper recycled, 17 trees are saved. Each of these trees can extract around 250 pounds of carbon-dioxide from the air in a year.
4. Recycling makes us more energy-efficient. It frequently takes a great amount more energy to form something from nothing than to reuse it.
5. It keeps our landfills from overflowing. We are fast running out of space for landfills especially near towns.

Beach towns have been dumping trash into their seas for years to by-pass the difficulty, but with widespread sea ecological collapse, this isn’t longer a practicable option. Worse yet, it’s hard to find land in suburban and agricultural areas whose residents will permit landfills to come into their areas without a fight. The squeeze for rubbish heap land is only going to become worse in the future.

Recycling gives us some hope. Studies show that 60% to 75% of rubbish in landfills can be recycled. That suggests that if everyone recycled, we would have 60% to 75% less rubbish in our landfills, and we’d need at least that far less land for rubbish disposal. The rubbish in landfills is mostly not treated in any way it’s simply thrown in a huge hole and buried over. A lot of this rubbish isn’t environmentally friendly or readily biodegradable and it is unsurprising that contaminants can get into our water. It is also a major reason why it isn’t safe to drink from streams and brooks when you are hiking and camping even when it’s like you are in a spotless environment. It reduces air pollution. A lot of factories that produce plastics, metals, and paper products release poisons into the air.

For instance, plastics are usually burned in incinerators. Plastics are made with oil, and that oil is released into the atmosphere when the plastic burns, creating significant greenhouse-gas emissions. From manufacturing to processing, from collection to invention it’s common knowledge that recycling is an expansion industry, earning billions of bucks yearly. Our desire to recycle is only going to grow more insistent as populations grow and as technology changes. It adds to property worth. It is obvious a rubbish heap near your house can decrease your property values significantly. Recycling decreases the quantity of land required for landfills. This decreases the quantity of homes near landfills, keeping property values up and house owners cheerful. The more folks recycle, the less landfills we need and if enough folks pitch in, recycling should pay off for everyone. It is good business. Pitting business against the environment is a lose-lose situation – everyone suffers.

Commercial factories and processing plants save masses of cash on energy and extraction systems when they use recycled materials rather than virgin resources. They also make sure that basic resources don’t become a scanty commodity, keeping demand and costs down and making sure that their business can continue for years to come. One person can contribute. Many of us think this is true with recycling, too but the reality is that small acts of recycling make a giant difference.

David Sein is a freelance journalist reporting on socially conscious issues.

Recycling containers are becoming more and more important in today’s society. Learning about the need to recycle is not new and has been around for years, but it is really finally catching on more and more these days. It has now become apparent to many of us how important it is to recycle as many materials as we possibly can.

Children will learn what they see. If they see us recycling, chances are good as they get older they will also recycle. It will become a learned habit to them. Many of us have had to teach ourselves to recycle. We have had to make it one of our priorities so it will become a habit to us also. Our planet needs our help.

Our cities are making it easier for us to recycle by providing pick-up services. Our workplace is making it easier by providing separate recycling containers for the paper we use and the soda can we would normally discard. Some businesses are even recycling their ink cartridges from the computer printers in the office.

We need recycling containers to place all the different types of items we need to recycle now days. We need one container for paper, one for newspapers, one for corrugated boxes, one for cans, one for plastic bottles, one for ink cartridges, one for glass bottles, one for food cans and the list continues to grow. Technology has not caught up to some of the items we use. Technology does not have a method to recycle everything we use at this time. The good thing about technology is it makes progress all the time. So what they can’t do today, they will be able to fix tomorrow.

As far as the recycling we are doing right now it still need improvement. More and more people need to get involved. We have not even come close to recycling all the materials or even every item of those materials yet. We may only recycle about 30% of the items we use when we need to be recycling 100% of the items we use. Some people are still not taking the time to recycle when they can. We are all or have been guilty of this at times, but some people just can’t seem to see the importance of recycling. Maybe they think it is too much trouble or someone else will take care of it for them. This is sad. We can’t educate everyone, but we can help our friends and family, especially our children. Some day this problem, which will be a larger problem by then will be passed on to them. They will be living with the mess we helped create and so will their children, your grandchildren.

If you are one of those people who are not recycling not now, it is never too late to start. It doesn’t really take that much effort. You don’t really have to invest in recycling containers, you can make your own out of a box or an unused trash can. You can even get creative. Just use something. You will be surprised how quickly it can become a habit once you start.

Charles Taft is a proud 63 year old grandpa of six wonderful grandchildren. He is an expert in the field of recycling and recycling supplies and appreciates the opportunity to provide information and equipment for those who seek to do the right thing for our planet today and for the future through various recycling efforts. Charles Taft is also the owner of Recycling Supply Company website, for more information about him please http://www.recyclingsupply.com

One of the major concerns in conservation is the use of plastic bags. Plastic bags are given away too freely by many stores. The amount of waste is alarming as we are reaching tons of waste each year! Plastic waste is polluting the environment and we need to address it now.

There are several things being done to bring plastic recycling to the forefront where these plastic bags are concerned. Companies have started to take steps to reduce the number of plastic bags been given away in their daily operations.

Some Solutions

Some companies place recycling bins at their stores. When customers come back to the store they can bring their bags and recycle them easily. However, the number of bags leaving the store and the number returning are not quite equal with far more going out then coming back.

There are stores that even remove the use of bags. The stores have started to encourage the use of cloth shopping bags and some stores ask the customers to purchase their own bags. Some consumers have already jumped on the idea and bring their own bags when they go shopping. As an interest, many stores have already step up in educating the shoppers and even provide incentives for shoppers who bring their own shopping bags.

Some stores also use recycled plastic bags instead of new bags. These bags come from the old plastic bags and they allow for the bags to be used over and over without extra pollution during the production process.

Recycling – What you Should Do

As mentioned, you should have no problem recycling. There are drop off spots that are almost as popular as aluminum can drop off points. Your local recycling center should also gladly take the bags for you.

Another thing you can do is reuse the bags instead of putting them in the garbage. There are many ways to reuse the bags at home. They are pretty easy to reuse and you can carry stuff. They can be used in the garden as a plastic layer to cut weed growth, too. With a little imagination you can find many ways to recycle.

Plastic bags have no place in the landfills. It has been such a big concern that environmentalists have been speaking of banning them. The simplest solution is recycling. The option is available and it is made quite convenient. There really is no reason for so many of these plastic bags to be winding up in landfills. You can do your part by not throwing out them and recycling them instead.

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Beyond The Water Butt – Reduce Your Water Bill by Recycling Rainwater

Historically man has been catching rainwater and recycling it for millennia. There are early examples from Egypt and Roman times. Some are more complex than others, but the simple message is: catch the water falling from the sky and use it later.

In most countries nowadays health and safety concerns mean that recycled rainwater may not be used as drinking water. Its uses are limited to flushing toilets, washing clothes and watering the garden. There are many parts of the world where rainwater is regularly used as drinking water (also known as ‘potable water’) especially where there is no public water supply, or no other available sources such as rivers or lakes. It is important to adhere to your national and local water regulations. The rest of this article relates to using recycled rainwater for flushing toilets, supplying clothes washing machines and watering the garden.

Because these three areas account for about 50% of domestic water usage, householders can make substantial savings ion their water bills by harvesting and recycling rainwater. Toilets are by far the biggest user of water, with around a third of all water used in a house going straight down the pan.

Most countries have rainfall data which is obtained from regional weather stations. Typically records will detail the average monthly rainfall for the last thirty years. Like weather-forecasting in general, rainfall prediction is a very imprecise science.

In the UK, for example, we know it rains more on the west side of the country than the east, and that Scotland enjoys more rainfall than England. If you are considering installing a rainwater recycling tank it is worth obtaining the average rainfall data from the Meteorological Office because most manufacturers will be using them.

The important facts that you need to establish are:

How large is the roof area from which you will be collecting water?

You must base your calculations upon the flat area and not the pitched area. The Meteorological Office data will tell you how much water will fall in an average year on one square metre of your roof. Multiply these two numbers and then divide by twelve for a rough guide to the monthly rainfall that you will be able to collect in your rainwater harvesting tank. The amount of rainfall will determine the size of tank that you need.

How many people will use the rainwater?

In an average house, a normal person uses around 140 litres per person per day. If you are using harvested rainwater for flushing toilets, washing clothes and watering the garden, this will equate to 50% of your rainwater usage. As a guide, you should work out your water requirements for 14 days, since it is very rare in the UK for 14 days to go by with no rain. If this total is less than the tank size detailed above, then you have a big enough tank. If it is greater, then you may simply not have enough roof space or too many people in the house. Ultimately it is the roof area that determines the amount of rainwater that you can harvest.

Do you need mains water back-up?

If you are using the rainwater recycling system for flushing toilets then, yes, you do. If it is just for garden use, then the choice is yours. Please note that if you have mains water back-up, then hose pipe bans will apply to you.

There are three types of mains water back-up; all are activated when you run out of harvested rainwater.

The first back-up system delivers 100 to 200 litres of mains water into your tank whenever it runs out of rainwater. The second version requires a header tank which stores the back-up mains water; the latter remains within the pumping system. The header tank frequently includes a built-in pump. Mains water is only used when there is not enough rainwater. Electricity is required to power the pump. The third version uses a header tank in the roof space. The rainwater is pumped up to the header tank and usage is by gravity feed. When the rainwater runs out, mains water is fed to the header tank as needed. This system has the advantage of working even when there is no power.

Recycling rainwater to reduce mains water usage is simple and easy. If you are building a new property, you will make the property more attractive by including a rainwater harvesting system. If you have an existing property, then it may be possible to use harvested rainwater for the toilets, depending on where the cisterns and pipe work are situated.

To summarise, simply choose a tank and pumping system, get it installed and start saving on your usage of valuable mains water. You can now see that the systems are simple and easy to understand. And they are easy to install.

Rainwater recycling information is provided by Property and Energy Services as part of our campaign to make renewable energy and environmentally friendly products easy for you to understand and use.

Ian Lloyd

Municipal recycling costs outweigh its benefits. Reduce and Reuse. But Recycle? No.

1996 NYT Article, “Recycling is Garbage”- http://www.nytimes.com/1996/06/30/magazine/recycling-is-garbage.html

2015 NYT Article, “The Reign of Recycling”- https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/opinion/sunday/the-reign-of-recycling.html?_r=0

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CarbonLite: Inside the World's Largest Plastic Bottle Recycling Plant

CarbonLite is the world’s largest “bottle-to-bottle” plastic recycling plant in Riverside, Calif.

“SoCal Connected” takes a look inside the state-of-the-art facility where billions of plastic bottles are churned on an annual basis. The process involves transforming old plastic bottles into PET pellets and flakes in order to produce new plastic bottles.

The bottles are required to go through metal detectors, a special “prewash” phase, and a label-removing facility before they can become shiny, brand new pellets.

Even though your plastic water bottle might not weigh as much, a square bale of plastic bottles can weigh more than 1,300 pounds, as Derrick Shore reveals in this segment of “SoCal Connected.”

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Ok, So Recycling can be pretty boring… but if you give a hoot about the planet, here’s some encouragement. It’s no joke that our planet could be facing a bleak future if we don’t do our part, but many still don’t recycle believing that its a wasted effort. We’re here to prove that this isn’t true by asking questions like; Was recycling introduced to reduce waste? Does compost just biodegrade anyway? Are recycled goods more expensive? Is recycling financial viable? Does recycling consume more energy than it saves? and more! So check out these myths as we debunk them.

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What is RECYCLING? What does RECYCLING mean? RECYCLING meaning – RECYCLING pronunciation – RECYCLING definition – RECYCLING explanation – How to pronounce RECYCLING?

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Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into reusable objects to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by decreasing the need for “conventional” waste disposal and lowering greenhouse gas emissions compared to plastic production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” waste hierarchy.

There are some ISO standards related to recycling such as ISO 15270:2008 for plastics waste and ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management control of recycling practice.

Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, tires, textiles and electronics. The composting or other reuse of biodegradable waste—such as food or garden waste—is also considered recycling. Materials to be recycled are either brought to a collection centre or picked up from the curbside, then sorted, cleaned and reprocessed into new materials destined for manufacturing.

In the strictest sense, recycling of a material would produce a fresh supply of the same material—for example, used office paper would be converted into new office paper, or used polystyrene foam into new polystyrene. However, this is often difficult or too expensive (compared with producing the same product from raw materials or other sources), so “recycling” of many products or materials involves their reuse in producing different materials (for example, paperboard) instead. Another form of recycling is the salvage of certain materials from complex products, either due to their intrinsic value (suc

We’ve all heard the warnings; acid rain, global warming, landfills without any room, and on and on. We don’t recycle because it’s the “in” thing to do; we recycle because we don’t have any other options if we plan to leave the planet for generations to come.

When you think of recycling you should really think about the whole idea; reduce, reuse and recycle. Think about it; if you don’t need it, don’t get it. If you have to get it, get something that can be used again and if you get something that needs to be recycled by the professionals, put it in the recycle bin.

These are easy concepts and yet there are still people out there who ignore the signs. The signs aren’t just the ones that bare the recycle logo, but the signs that the oceans are warming and the snow caps that were visible a few years ago are barely an outline as far up as you can see. If you’ve seen the Al Gore movie, An Inconvenient Truth, you’ll know that those of us a few miles inland from the coast will be looking at water front property one day, without having to move.

We’ve been careless up to this point with the way we’ve treated the Earth and it’s time to change; not just the way we do things but the way we think. The days of brushing your teeth with the water running the whole time are over and if we want to stay with this forward motion, we can’t go back. We can’t go back to the days when we believed we had all the room in the world for our trashed “stuff.” We’re getting full and we have to learn how to make less, use things more or find a way to reuse them again.

If you’re traveling, use airlines that work with paperless ticketing (if you have to fly that is) and be sure to scope out hotels that are inline with the recycling idea. Bring your own soaps and shampoos; leave the little bottles provided by the hotel for people who forget to bring their own. Reuse your towels more than once and don’t have the linens changed daily, let it go a day or two.

Before you leave for a trip remember to turn down your thermostadt and/or adjust the AC. Unplug your electronics from the wall to stop possible leaking wattage while it’s turned off. Utilize some of the power strips for pulling items in and turn off the whole strip when you’re leaving the house.

Use linen napkins that can be washed and reused instead of paper products, check your cleaning supplies for any that have the words dangerous, poisonous or hazardous and stop using them right now! The damage they are causing to the earth whether it’s through direct contact or drainage from a landfill, these chemicals are not healthy and have no business in our soil and our drinking water.

Be mindful of what you do, pay attention to the items you buy and always check yourself to see if you really need it or if it comes in a package with less waste. We can all do our part and we will make a huge difference.

 

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Reverse Logistics is slowly but steadily moving towards of path of being an integral part of the total supply chain management. Known to a very few in the past, today it is important for long term success of any business venture and especially to online business whether it’s a  B2C (e.g. retail), B2B ( e.g. wholesale) or a C2C (e.g. auctions and information portals) enterprise. Reverse logistics is the perfect example of the concept of recycling for maximal benefit. Some people also call it the trash to cash theory.

Reverse logistics involves using unused, returned, broken goods, and scraps to run backwards in the supply chain to get value from them.  Though the process may sound absurd to those who have not implemented it, it indeed has long term benefits for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors.

Reverse logistics has been especially beneficial in today’s scenario where the price of fuel, oil and also other commodities are rising steeply like never before. So, even scraps that have added up to the total production cost are further used for the maximal benefit of the company.

So, crucial has reverse logistics today become that there are special service providers that deal exclusively in this sphere of supply chain management. Their main purpose is to help manufacturers and suppliers find potential buyers for products like defective or broken which would otherwise become useless trash. It is interesting to note here that recent survey has shown that some retailers can recover up to 0.3% of annual sales by availing the services of reverse logistics.

So, where and how do you find quality reverse logistics service provider? Well, the answer is simple. All smart retailers go for the online source. This is because here you would get access to the best ones at just one place. All you have to do is prepare a checklist of your individual requirements that suit your business type and select one accordingly. Reuse of products through reverse logistics also helps in contributing substantially towards reducing landfill fodder and thus enhancing eco-friendliness in the long run. So, resort to this service right away to get the maximum from recycling and reusing!

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