November 9th marks the start of National Recycling Week 2020 and it comes at a time when we could all use a bit of recovery. Emotional recovery, physical recovery, economic recovery, environmental recovery – the list goes on. So, it’s only appropriate that the theme of Recycling Week 2020 is ‘Recovery – A future beyond the bin’.
We get it. In a year filled with many unforeseen twists and turns, starting or improving a plan for reducing waste probably isn’t at the top of your list. But, if you take a little time to understand the environmental and financial benefits of a custom waste reduction plan from Quincy Recycle, you’ll find that recovery isn’t only within reach – it’s just plain smart.
Right now is the perfect opportunity to improve your recycling knowledge, build better recycling habits, and recover more waste in order to create a brighter future for yourself, your company, and your world. Quincy Recycle is here to help.
Keep waste out of landfills
First, the overall goal of Recycling Week 2020 is to keep waste out of landfills. Not only does landfill dumping cost you in the form of disposal fees, but it’s also incredibly damaging to the environment. Take food waste as an example.
Food waste is one of the most common contributors to landfill waste. But when food scraps end up in landfills it produces methane. If this gas is not captured, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than C02 is released.
Also, once an item is in a landfill, its value is gone and all the energy that was used to make it must be used again to make more.
Landfill waste reduction solutions
Quincy Recycle provides two main solutions to keeping waste out of landfills, both of which can actually save you money. Whether you choose to partner with Quincy Recycle for waste stream solutions or not, these important practices can make a major difference at work and at home.
If possible, always try to reuse before recycling. This prevents the need for energy usage or other materials that are used in recycling equipment and the recycling process.
Quincy Recycle has a well-established nationwide network for buying and selling reuse products like Gaylord boxes, cardboard boxes, and plastic or fiber drums.
If reuse is not viable, proper recycling is your next best option. Everything from paper and plastic to cardboard and metal can and should be recycled. Remember, items that contain liquids and food waste can’t be recycled. However, Quincy Recycle works with food manufacturers to divert food byproduct waste and turn it into animal feed products and ingredients. Yep, even food waste can be recovered for a greater purpose.
When it comes to commercial and industrial recycling, Quincy Recycle offers comprehensive recycling and waste stream solutions that can help you achieve your environmental goals and maximize your bottom line.
This Recycling Week 2020 take a step towards recovery and find out what you can save by going green. It all starts with a conversation.
Ready to Recover?
We’d love to partner with your business! We have an expansive national network, so no matter where you are, we can help. Give us a call and together we’ll design custom solutions to help achieve your recycling and sustainability goals.
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