Recycling is a word you’ve probably heard too many times. So, what’s the big fuss about it and why should you start today?
Here are our top 5 reasons to recycle at home.
Out of the total waste Massachusetts produces each year, only about 30% gets recycled. The rest is sent to the state’s landfills, but those sites are quickly filling up.
Recycling can help save lots of landfill space.
Extracting raw materials takes a lot of natural resources from the environment.
When we recycle, we extract less, which conserves many of our trees, water, oil and metals that are running out.
Recycling saves energy by reducing and even sometimes eliminating the need to manufacture products from scratch.
What’s more, making products from recycled materials is much simpler and less energy-intensive.
According to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), the removal of 10,000 tons of solid waste creates only six jobs while the same amount of waste if recycled can create 36 jobs.
As solid waste breaks down to landfill, it emits methane, a greenhouse gas 30 times as potent as carbon dioxide.
Recycling diverts waste from landfill and saves the planet from warming up.
How to recycle correctly
Recycling is easy but it requires some basic know-how.
Placing the wrong item in the blue bin can spoil the whole batch of recyclables.
What to put in your bin
What NOT to put in your bin
If you have a curbside program, check your municipality resources to find out what to put or keep out of the recycling bin.
Even better, you can hire a junk removal company who will do the recycling for you!
Green Team Junk removal provides the easiest solution for your trash hauling needs if you live in Worcester or Boston areas of Massachusetts.
We recycle unwanted items and donate up to 80% of everything we haul.
Schedule a free junk removal estimate today!