Date of publication: 2017-08-24 04:28
Reduce the Size of Landfills: One of the biggest reasons why recycling has been promoted is that it does reduce the strain on our environment. By utilizing waste products in a constructive way, we can slowly decrease the size of our landfills. As the population grows, it will become difficult for the landfills to hold so much and trash. When this happens, our cities and beautiful landscapes will face pollution, poisoning and many health problems. The benefits of recycling are that it helps to keep the pollution in check and decrease it little by little.
At home, work and school, New Yorkers generate a lot of trash - and it s a mixed bag. We are making too much trash - over pounds per person per day in NYS! We need to get out of the habit of throwing trash into one receptacle with cans, bottles, paper, garbage, banana peels, etc., all mixed together. Many of the items we are throwing away can be reused, recycled or composted, such as paper, glass, aluminum, metals as well as potato and carrot peels.
(d) fourth, to dispose of solid waste that is not being reused, recycled or from which energy is not being recovered, by land burial or other methods approved by the department (from New York State Environmental Conservation Law 77-).
Recycling has become increasingly important to society and industry to meet the goals of cost reduction, efficient management of limited resources, and reduced landfill utilization. We are accustomed to hearing the three R&rsquo s of recycling (reduce, reuse, recycle) to include paper, plastics, bottles, cans, and cardboard however, many people do not know that you can recycle metal as well. Recycling metal reduces pollution, saves resources, reduces waste going to landfills and prevents the destruction of habitats from mining new ore.
&ldquo Scrap-recycling facilities are like mines above ground, rich with resources that can be reused to preserve the environment, at a fraction of the cost to mine and refine metals from virgin ores. Scrap metal is not waste or trash. Rather, it is a continuous resource &ndash made from old automobiles, appliances, buildings, bridges, airplanes and more. Scrap metal may, in fact, be one of our most precious resources. Because it can be re-melted and reshaped into new products countless times, scrap metal is a resource that will never be depleted.&rdquo
Wylie Environmental&rsquo s primary focus is the safety of our employees and partners. We also give high priority to our environmental responsibilities in maximising recycling, contributing to the circular economy and preserving resources.
New York has approximately 85 landfills accepting approximately 6 million tons per year waste from across the entire state. We also send million tons to Waste-To-Energy (WTE) facilities and export million tons to neighboring states, in 7558.