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Since our founding, the Waste Focus Mission has been to provide our clients with the most cost effective solid waste management and trash removal services available in any given marketplace. It is also our mission ensure that all services provided are: matched to our clients’ needs; reliably delivered; and compliant with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations.
Did you know?
In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his/her adult weight in garbage. This means that a 150-lb. adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 lbs of trash for his/her children.
More than 56 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. during 2007 was recovered for recycling — an all-time high. This impressive figure equals nearly 360 pounds of paper for each man, woman, and child in America including Atlanta, GA
Americans go through 2.5 million plastic bottles every year. If every American household recycled just one out of every ten HDPE bottles they used, we’d keep 200 million pounds of the plastic out of landfills every year.
If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you’d get about 700 of them. A supermarket could use all of them in under an hour. This means in one year, one supermarket goes through 60,500,000 paper bags.
Why Is It So Important To Recycle in Atlanta?
Regardless of how strongly the idea of recycling might have been marketed in the past few years, the fact of the matter is that a large portion of businesses in the USA still aren’t recycling. There is a dire need for the idea of recycling to become commonly practiced. Here are some of the reasons why businesses all around the world, in general, need to follow the path of recycling:
One of the most important reasons why businesses in Atlanta, GA need to take on the habit of recycling is because recycling conserves energy. Recycling of products means that the manufacturers will not need to produce as many newer products, depending on the item. What this means is that natural resources can be used on something else—or even conserved—through the recycling of materials. Why is this important? Well, when you consider how we are living in a world that might soon run out of natural resources—due to the ever growing number of people on earth—it is only logical for us to conserve our natural resources so that our future generations might get a chance to benefit from them as well.
A benefit that arises from the recycling of paper products is that it is able to directly save trees. According to a study from the Paper Recycling Association, one metric ton of recycled paper can save up to 17 trees. On top of that, the same quantity of recycled paper will also decrease the usage of electricity by 40 percent and the usage of water by 50 percent. When you add it all up, the energy saved from recycling paper in a year could potentially be sufficient enough to light up approximately 512 homes for an entire year. Recycling paper will also reduce collection and landfill costs of the collectors, with less waste to collect.
Recyclable But Not Biodegradable
One of the biggest problems that arise with the management of waste lies with material that is not biodegradable. For those who might not know, a material is considered to be biodegradable if it naturally—or synthetically—breaks down into its components. The worst thing that you can do to a category of waste that is not biodegradable is to treat it as ordinary waste, as there is a high chance that it will keep on polluting Mother Earth with its presence for a long, long time.
There are some kinds of waste, however, which are not biodegradable, but they are recyclable instead. An example of such materials is glass. The raw materials for glass—soda, lime and sand—all have to be dug from deep underneath the earth, after which they need to be superheated in the right composition in order for glass to be produced. Recycling glass will, thus, conserve these raw materials. According to The Glass Recycling Company, every ton of recycled glass conserves 1 to 2 tons of raw materials that would have been required for its manufacturing procedure. When you consider the large amount of energy that will also be conserved, it’s good reason for the businesses of Atlanta, GA to recycle glass.
No Need for New Landfills
We all know that the population on Earth has been growing exponentially. This is the reason why the need for new landfills is continuously increasing as well. The growth in population will leads to an increase in the amount of waste produced, which in turn creates the need for new landfills. In addition, most people do not like living near landfills, owing to how they are not only unpleasant to witness but that they can cause of the spreading of disease as well. Recycling, on the other hand, ensures that there is no need for new landfills to be created.
A Thriving Industry
Regardless of whether your business chooses to recycle or not, recycling is an environment-saving industry. You will need to spend a little time being conscientious in the separating of your waste, but other than that, recycling is one of the most cost-efficient means for the management of your waste.
Why You Need Waste Focus
If you are a business operating in Atlanta, GA that is interested in all of the benefits that recycling has to offer, but don’t have the time or resources to make it happen, then Waste Focus can provide the solution. Outsourcing the management of your company’s waste will not only make your waste management worry-free, but it will ensure that you ‘pitching in’ to your environmental responsibility through the recycling of anything that can and should be recycled!