A Look at Reducing Waste

Here in the United States and all around the world, many are people are on an unfortunate and dangerous track of creating more and more waste. This track is certainly far from uncommon, and it is a track, a path, that is only egged on by the world as a whole. On this track, the creation of trash is immense, and it is difficult to step off of such a track. After all, the majority of us have been placed on a track like this starting from a very early point in our lives, if not even directly from birth.

The statistics surrounding the waste production not only of the United States but of all around the world are not looking too bright. In fact, it is even estimated that the average person who lives and ultimately dies here in the United States will end up throwing away an amount of trash that adds up to six hundred times their adult body weight by the time that they leave this earth. In just one day, the typical adult here in the United States is even like to generate as much as four total pounds of trash, if not even more than that. And this waste is incredibly varied, from home construction waste to smaller waste objects like plastic water bottles and plastic bags and food waste, as well as the other wastes that we produce just over the general course of our days here in the United States, a track of life that promotes an excess of consumption with little to no strategies for reduction of such a track of waste and garbage production.

Fortunately, however, reducing and reusing and recycling – the famous three R’s, in a hierarchy from most important to least (though each R, of course, is an important one and is far better than simply throwing something away) – has become more prevalent and more universally accepted than ever before. Proper and responsible waste management has become more of a priority in the United States than ever before, and there are now as many as twenty different industries throughout the country that are dedicated to the field of responsible waste management in some regard.

Proper waste removal, for example, has become one such component of the waste management world. From garbage removal to yard waste removal, trash removal services are incredibly important. After all, trash removal services help to keep our communities clean as well as safe. Without trash services like such, the accumulation of trash is likely to decrease the aesthetic appeal of any given community. On top of this and even more importantly, the spread of illness and disease becomes ever more prevalent when waste is not properly handled and dealt with, as disease carrying animals like rats and the like often move in and set up shop.

Recycling services have also become more widespread than ever before here in the United States, something that is already proving to have a considerable impact on the lives of many – as well as on the overall health of our planet, something that can certainly not be forgotten or even discounted. After all, recycling just one mere ton of cardboard has been found to save up to nine cubic yards of space in your typical landfill. Recycling also prevents the need for new products to be created, which cuts down, in turn, on how much new waste is ultimately generated. And with more than eighty five percent of all households in the United States with access to recycling programs and pick ups (eighty seven percent, to be a little more exact), there’s no doubt about it that recycling can make a change.

It has also been found that the process of recycling is far less expensive than the process of gathering up trash and then throwing it away. In fact, it has been discovered and backed up by data that only thirty dollars need to be spent per ton when it comes to recycling. When it comes to trash collection and processing, on the other hand, a much more expensive fifty dollars will need to be spent.

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