California is well-known as a leader in the “going green” movement and implementing progressive measures to increase consumer and commercial recycling, reduce carbon footprints at all levels and improve education about the effects of pollutants. At West Coast Junk, we participate in recycling programs and make the most of the reusable elements of what we haul away from your home or business. From thrift stores to recycling facilities, we haul it all!
Without exception, recycling is the top action society can do to simultaneously improve: the environment, the economy, sustainable manufacturing and to prevent waste from going into oceans. -Recycle Across America
Five Materials You Can Recycle Through Junk Hauling
We all know that almost everything these days can be recycled, reused or combusted for energy. Being aware of recyclable materials and being conscientious in your junk disposal practices can make a big difference locally and globally.
Americans throw away enough office paper each year to build a 12 foot high wall from Seattle to NY (a new wall every year).
Making paper from recycled paper reduces the related contribution to air pollution 95%.
Recycling a stack of newspaper just 3 feet high saves one tree.
More than 37% of the fiber used to make new paper products in the U.S. comes from recycled sources
Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.
Recycling one ton of plastic bottles saves the equivalent energy usage of a two person household for one year.
Five plastic bottles (PET) recycled provides enough fiber to create one square feet of carpet or enough fiber fill to fill one ski jacket.
Every three months, Americans throw enough aluminum in the landfills to build our nation’s entire commercial air fleet.
The average person has the opportunity to recycle more than 25,000 cans in a lifetime.
Recycling a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.
It requires 95% less energy and water to recycle a can than it does to create a can from virgin materials.
More than 28 billion glass bottles and jars end up in landfills every year — that is the equivalent of filling up two Empire State Buildings every three weeks.
Recycling just one glass jar saves enough electricity to light an 11 watt CFL bulb for 20 hours.
Making glass from recycled material cuts related water pollution by 50%.
Glass can be recycled and re-manufactured an infinite amount of times and never wear out.
In 2007, 82% equalling 1.8 million tons of ewaste (various electronics e.g. TVs, cell phones, computers etc) ended up in landfills.
Several states have now created mandatory collection and recycling programs for electronics.
Consumers can utilize electronic waste stations or facilities provided by municipalities and private companies.
Businesses Participate in Junk Hauling Recycle
Is your business a retailer or manufacturer of goods? If yes, you probably recognize the direct correlation between communities recycling properly and the ability to use recycled content in manufacturing and packaging of products at a cost that is more competitive than virgin materials. The solution of recycling, even if you have a junk hauling service do the work for you, helps preserve natural resources, helps everyone stay greean and reduces the amount of waste going into waterways and oceans.
Statistics source: http://www.recycleacrossamerica.org/recycling-facts
At West Coast Junk, we believe in making the world a greener place and look forward to serving you!