We've all heard the hype about waste recycling: we should all be doing it more. In fact it seems every advert you see on the TV, listen to on the radio or see on the side of the bus is about recycling our food, clothes and waste. But is it really as important as everyone keeps making out? In one word: YES. But what few people are able to find out is WHY it's so important and why they should use recycling for their waste disposal.
There are literally hundreds of reasons why recycling is the way to go when it comes to rubbish removal, but we've whittled it down to the five biggest and most compelling reasons to recycle your waste. Here you go:
1. Saves the Planet
This is probably the most commonly discussed reason to recycle instead of having your rubbish collection taken to a landfill. But what does it actually mean? Well, when you recycle you help reduce the amount of carbon emissions, this means less greenhouse gases, which in turn protects the Ozone layer, and helps prevent the global warming we've seen recently. 'But surely it's too late to do anything?' you cry, not at all. Scientists have found that the Ozone layer can repair itself over time, we just need to stop chucking greenhouse gases at it, to allow it to do that. So quit sending your junk to landfills and recycle instead. Organise your waste clearance in an environmentally friendly way.
2. Saves You Money
Here's a big personal reason to recycle, but one that few know about. Did you know that it's actually cheaper for manufacturers to recycle items and reuse them, than it is to make them from scratch. Soft drink giant, Coca Cola, for example recycles as many of its cans and glass bottles as it can, because it makes it cheaper for them. In turn that makes it cheaper for you to buy it. If you want to start saving money on what you buy, then recycling is definitely the way to deal with your waste removal.
And what about making money? Depending on how you choose to recycle your household goods, it could actually make you money. Some waste removal services, for example, will pay for old clothes and bedding. Others will buy DVDs, games and books from you. So next time you are doing a house clearance, check what you can sell instead of throwing it out. You'll be helping reduce waste and making money.
3. Saves Our Health
The amount of toxins that are released at landfills is really not worth thinking about, but let's just say there are a lot. This is as a result of burning being a popular form of rubbish disposal, but it's made worse by the fact that landfills attract a lot of insects, meaning that these toxins, diseases and bacteria are then carried far and wide. So even if you live nowhere near a landfill or waste disposal facility, you'll probably still end up getting sick as a result of their work. If you want to protect your health, and the health of your family, waste recycling is definitely the way forward.
4. Saves the Value of Property
Do you know if you live near a rubbish disposal facility? Probably not, but the property market does. You'd be surprised how many properties are actually located in the vicinity of these facilities and the impact it can have on property prices. Recycling helps reduce the need for outdated waste collection methods, and will raise prices.
5. Saves Wildlife
With less damage done to the environment, our natural wildlife can thrive and survive, which is reason enough to recycle in this day and age.
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