Ascot, United Kingdom, April 22nd 2011 – Modern businesses are being constantly pushed to find ways to become more environmentally friendly, and one way to improve green credentials has been the proper disposal and recycling of various products. Items like paper and cardboard through to mattresses and bottles can be collected and then recycled or even reused.
Waste is a major problem in the UK and around the world. Landfills are filled to capacity but we continue to produce masses of waste every single day. The average household alone creates one tonne of waste every single year. What’s more, much of the rubbish that is thrown away could have been recycled which would not only have prevented it from finding its way to landfill but saves energy and minimises our impact on the environment in other ways.
Virtually every item produced requires energy in the manufacturing process and certain items are heavily dependent on the use of non-biodegradable materials in order to create them. The more of these items that we can recycle, the greater the positive impact we can have on the environment around us.
It’s estimated that it takes 70% less energy to recycle paper than it does to create it from scratch. Recycling a single tin can preserve the same amount of energy as it would take to power a TV for 3 hours.
One of the problems with effective waste management is that it can cost a lot of money to use recycling services on a yearly basis. Once items have been separated, a lot of waste management and waste removal companies will charge to remove the items. Even with relatively small charges, they can soon add up and this additional cost acts as a deterrent to many.
UK Green Services offers a different waste recycling model. Rather than charging the consumer to collect paper and card, they pay per half tonne load. UK Green Services will also pay per kilogram of clothing that is collected. Not only do customers save money but they can enjoy a return for their recycling efforts. With a brand new site in Mitcham where mattresses are 95% recycled UK Green Services are one of the leading waste recycling companies in the country.
UK Green Services
Tel: 0800 144 4726