Economic Impact Of Recycling

Recycling has a variety of economic impacts. For the companies that buy used goods, recycle them and resell new products, recycling is the source of all their income. For cities in densely populated areas that have to pay by the ton for their landfill usage, recycling can shave millions of dollars off municipal budgets. The recycling industry can have an … Read More

The Industrial Age

The mass production of the industrial age is, in many ways, the very reason we need to worry about large-scale recycling. When products can be produced (and purchased) very cheaply, it often makes more economic sense to simply throw away old items and purchase brand new ones. However, this culture of disposable goods created a number of environmental problems, which … Read More

Waste Electronics, How They Are Recycled?

Recycling is a pretty simple concept: take something that isnt useful anymore and make it into something new instead of just throwing it away. It can be anything from recycling old paper into new paper, to making an old hubcap into a decorative birdbath. In reality, recycling can get pretty complex how it interacts with our environment, our politics, our … Read More

Environment Perspective

In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history. U.S. EPA, 2009. Sustainable Materials Management: The Road Ahead. Why Recycle If youre not buying recycled products, youre not really recycling. Ed Begley, Jr., Actor The U.S. buried or burned more than 166 million tons of resourcespaper, plastic, metals, glass and organic materialsin landfills and … Read More