We all need to drastically improve our recycling habits — at home, workplaces, industrial setups and more. Reducing the level of waste we produce is crucial to protect our environment in the long term and the key to do this is recycling. While waste management solutions do offer opportunities to convert waste to energy, it isn’t enough. Also, this process is not as easily accessible or convenient as recycling. When you recycle, you are reducing the number of resources you use to make new products and it also vastly reduces the waste in landfills.
We bring you the top ways in which recycling helps in waste management:
- Cheaper than Waste Collection and Disposal
Did you know that it is 6 times cheaper to dispose of recycled waste than general refuse? As a result, the more you recycle, the less you end up putting in bins and landfills. This way, more money is saved, which is good for households, businesses and even local public services.
Similarly, recycling food and green waste is an excellent idea. It generates valuable gas which can be used for cooking or it can be get converted into power and compost that can be further used to grow more crops and other foods.
2. Reduces Landfill
When we choose to recycle, the recyclable items are processed into new raw or finished materials and products. As a result, the waste sent to landfill sites reduces considerably. Landfill sites can be responsible for producing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. If you have the opportunity to reduce landfill waste and protect the planet, why not consider it?
3. Saves Energy
While waste management can produce energy, recycling can save energy to a great extent. Making products using recycled material requires far less energy than making products using new raw materials. For instance, producing aluminium from old products like recycled cans and foil uses 95% less energy than making it from all new materials. In the case of steel, it can save 70% energy. Similarly, it takes 40% less energy to make paper from pulped recycled paper than using virgin wood fibres.
Fun Fact — The amount of energy saved by recycling one glass bottle can power a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours and an LED bulb for a lot longer.
Apart from these, there are many other benefits of recycling — not just for the environment but for your home, company and community, too.
- Recycling helps in conversing our natural resources and protects ecosystems and wildlife.
- It reduces the levels of pollution that are emitted as we create new products or materials
- Businesses that recycle or contribute towards waste management cultivate a greener image of their company and founders
- It creates new jobs directly and also in the supply chain and the broader economy
- It cuts the climate-changing carbon emissions
At Mailhem Environment, we urge our customers, clients and the community to recycle as much as possible. Your small steps can make a big difference to our people and the planet. At Mailhem, we convert waste to energy with our waste management solutions. Everything you can’t recycle can be converted to energy but we recommend recycling as much as possible.
If you’d like to know more about how you can contribute to a greener future, contact our experts today- 9373597455