When you recycle, you are not only saving that resource from being stored in a landfill, you are re-purposing the materials to have a life as something new. Not only that, but typically it takes less energy to manufacture things from recycled resources rather than producing them from scratch. The website found HERE has a trove of information on ways to reduce, reuse and recycle, as well as conservation tools and ways to recycle and reuse common waste and materials from municipal, commercial, and industrial waste streams.
A large percentage of municipal waste (trash) consists of paper and paper products that could be recycled, saving landfill space and leading to the use of fewer resources to make new paper. Recycling paper is an essential part of reducing waste in the office, and you can find a good tip sheet for establishing a recycling program HERE.
Georgia Recycling Coalition
The Georgia Recycling Coalition coordinates activities related to recycling, fosters communication among professionals, organizations, government agencies and individuals, and promotes reduction and recycling programs throughout the state of Georgia. For information on where your closest recycling centers are, residential or business recycling tips, reuse programs, garbage collection, sustainability initiatives, a citizen resource guide, and much more, visit the Georgia Recycling Coalition's website HERE.
Zero Waste Initiatives
Recycling and producing zero waste go hand in hand. Companies big and small across the country have adopted zero-waste strategies and seen significant cost savings. If you have a zero-waste initiative and would like to share the details, let us know about it at email@example.com.