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The Importance of Recycling London

Do you know all about recycling but aren’t sure what is the big deal? After all, you can always burn your waste and save money and time, right? Well, that would be wrong. Though you could potentially save yourself money by not having a recycling company handle your waste for you and instead, burn it, That would be causing more harm than good.

Not only is it bad for the environment, it can lend you in hot water with the law and environmentalists. To avoid any fines or closure of your business, speak to us today by calling 020 3369 6005. We have cost effective waste management services and an impeccable know-how when it comes to helping businesses handle their waste.

What is Recycling?

Recycling is the method by which waste materials or discarded materials that no longer have use in that particular moment are changed through certain processes to create new, functional materials. It is also a genius way of saving our natural resources while making sure we have all the products we need for our day to day lives. For example, glass is 100% recyclable. That means that it can be used, discarded, reprocessed to create new materials and be sold as something else over and over again. If you’ve used a glass far today, there is a high chance it used to be something else in it’s previous life!

There are a number of advantages associated with recycling and its amazing benefits to the environment. It is also one of the easiest and most effective ways to ensure sustainability for many generations to come. A  Waste company we strive to help all and every businesses in and around London to play their part in environmentally sustainable ways of living through recycling. 

Benefits of Recycling

Recycling is important due to its various benefits that it offers both the people and the environment. For every waste we recycle, we help other forms of life like animals in forests that would otherwise be cut down live longer and avoid extinction. We help reduce the amounts of harmful gases clogging our atmosphere and causing global warming. Other benefits associated with recycling are:

Recycling saves energy

Compared to the energy needed to make products from scratch, recycling uses far less energy.It takes a lot of energy to gather the materials needed to create a virgin material, for example, digging up a quarry to make glass or cutting down trees to make papers. The transportation of these limestones and trees is also another added energy that could have been saved by recycling these materials.

Recycling Helps Reduce Pollution and Mitigating Global Warming

By recycling, we avoid a lot of pollution. When waste is left unmanaged and unrecycled, it ends up where it has o business being and causes pollution. Think of plastic waste in our seas or waste in places that are not licenced to hold waste due to fly-tipping. Recycling ensures that something like this does not happen.

Recycling Helps us Manage Landfill Waste

By recycling, we will be effectively reducing the waste that ends up in landfills unnecessary and ensuring that there is space for waste that just can’t be recycled or reused and has to be contained in landfills. The space in landfills is needed because most of the waste that ends up is not only unrecyclable, it also takes really long to decompose or does decompose at all. That means waste thrown in from 50 years ago might still be piled up there as if it was yesterday.

Recycling Saves Money

When you use products that are made from recycled matter, you pay much less for them than the products created straight from raw resources. That is because a lot of production goes into creating products from raw material than it does to create products from recycled materials. 

As technology advances, we continue finding different ways of recycling products. As a result, almost anything can be recycled now. But the processes involved are different for each material and its fibre composition. We also have incineration which is the burning of other non-recyclable materials under controlled conditions in enclosed spaces to avoid the waste ending up in landfills or causing air pollution.

To learn more about recycling and how your company can play it’s part, contact us today on 020 3369 6005 today. We are here for you.

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