Reduction in Raw Material Consumption
If you’re needing to dispose of old technology like televisions, washing machines, computers, or printers, rubbish removal Northern Beaches will make sure it goes to the right place. The whole idea behind recycling waste is to turn junk into new and useful products and materials. Recycling and reusing waste materials lowers the need to use raw materials in product production, and that way, the depletion of our planet’s natural resources is slowed down. You too can contribute to that process by sorting your waste and dumping the recyclable items in the designated recycling bins – in most neighbourhoods, there are separate bins for plastic, glass, paper and metal available. Separate waste collection is quite easy to get used to and requires very little effort on your part, but the benefits it offers are immense.
Landfill Waste Reduction
Another benefit of recycling is the reduction in the amounts of waste dumped into landfills. The more waste materials are reprocessed at recycling plants, the less waste ends up in landfills and polluting the environment. Landfills are harmful to the environment in a number of ways. First of all, waste dumped into landfills may take decades to decompose and the issues just keep piling up with every waste truck emptied into the landfill. But that’s not all; landfill leachate can leak through the soil and pollute underground waters too, leading to even more dire consequences.
Waste recycling reduces pollution by a great margin. Apart from preventing landfill pollution, recycling your waste will reduce the harmful effects of hazardous chemicals too, which, if dumped irresponsible, can have an irreversible impact on the environment. Recycling also reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, thus contributing to slowing down the global warming.
Reduction in Energy Consumption
Producing new items from raw materials as well as the extraction of raw materials requires a lot of energy; large amounts of water are used for these processes too. In comparison, the water and energy consumption when producing goods from recycled materials are a lot lower. A study from 2010 shows that, when using recycled PET flakes for creating new products, the energy consumption is lowered by 84% and greenhouse gas emissions are lowered by over 71%, as compared to utilising raw materials. Energy consumption is one of the biggest contributors to environmental pollution and water wastage. This alone should prompt you to recycle as much of your rubbish as possible.
Apart from all the environmental benefits recycling holds, responsible waste removal and disposal can bring you a considerable monetary benefit as well. On the whole, recycled goods are cheaper to produce. Also, you could recycle some of your waste at home too and save money, such as green waste which can be converted into compost you can use in your garden.
Recycling your rubbish is beneficial for you, the environment and the public too. So don’t hesitate a minute longer and start recycling your waste to do your bit for the environment.