Top Benefits of Recycling

Top Benefits of Recycling

Top Benefits of Recycling

There are many benefits to recycling. The most important one is that you are complying with the law, but even if it was not the law, then you would still want your company involved in recycling efforts. In order to get more of your employees actively recycling, you may want to share some of these benefits with them.

Protects Habitats

Resources on earth are a finite resource. When they are gone, there will be no more. Recycling can make those natural resources last much longer, and those resources often provide a home to wildlife that serves a very useful purpose in the food web. You will be amazed at how fast the benefits can add up. For example, recycling 1.2 million tons of steel saves 2,500 pounds of iron, 1,000 pounds of coal and 40 pounds of limestone.

Produces Jobs and Taxes

Recycling provides jobs for many different people. According to the latest United States Census, there are four jobs in recycling for every one waste management job. Of course, we are thankful for the jobs that you help us provide at All County Recycling. It is estimated that every 1,000 pounds of recyclable materials that are collected, 1.57 people have a job with an average salary of $76,030.

Saves Energy and Helps Stop Pollution

It is estimated that in the United States, recycling newspaper and aluminum cans saves the equivalent of the energy produced at 15 power plants. For every ton of newspaper that is recycled, 1.7 billion barrels of oil and 7,000 gallons of water are saved. Most importantly, 4.6 cubic yards of landfill space is saved when just one ton of paper is recycled.  If you want to live in a healthier environment, then recycle glass. For each ton of glass that is recycled, 0.12 barrels of gas are saved, 42 kilowatts of energy is not needed, and two cubic yards of landfill space can be used for a different purpose. Recycling even helps the air because each ton of recycled glass reduces air pollution by seven pounds.  

Saves Wildlife

The news is constantly filled with stories of wildlife that have been harmed by plastic, trash and other things that can be recycled. Additionally, when new material is required, the existing habitat used by animals is often destroyed. If each person did just a little bit, then animals could be saved and removed from the endangered species list.

Who to Contact

Contact All County Recycling as they want to be your New Jersey recycling service. They also cover part of Pennsylvania. This New Jersey recycling service collects paper, cardboard, and plastic allowing you to deal with only one reliable company. Contact them today to get the process started, and they will also help you educate your employees on the benefits of recycling.