Why Should You opt For Waste Recycling?
The planet has a stack of things that harms it in multiple ways. Be it the various forms of pollution, exploitation of resources, deforestation, overfishing, and overpopulation, the list can name a lot many activities. Earth having the gloomy picture of its environment finds hope for amelioration in the act of recycling. The all-round solution addresses multiple environmental issues as well as the concern of unemployment.
Recycling is a process of finding the worth of items that seem waste and thereby to prevent them from reaching landfills, oceans, and incinerators. Though many recycling companies in Oman and the rest of the world are engaged in this process, it is still convenient even for an individual to reuse items such as plastic bottles, paper, cardboard, cans, and more, and help minimize the menace of waste to the world.
In addition to the advantage of the basic reuse step, recycling offers large-scale benefits that have been discussed below through various categories. Recycling Services LLC also contributes to the following facets of environmental protection via recycling in Oman.
1. Recycling reduces the burden on landfills
Landfills are too full of human garbage and other waste materials that decompose and produce harmful gases such as CO2 and methane and thereby contribute to global warming. Landfills also release toxic chemicals to the environment which reach us through various levels on the food chain. We must recycle waste and prevent it from reaching landfills.
2. Recycling conserves natural resources
By recycling paper, plastic, metals, glass, and more, we can protect our natural resources, many of which are available in a limited amount and may exhaust shortly if their overexploitation continues. Recycling leads to wise usage of resources and thus helps to avoid other problems namely pollution, deforestation, soil erosion, and loss of wildlife.
3. Recycling saves energy
The creation of items from scratch requires fresh raw materials and causes more consumption of energy compared to making products from recycled materials. For instance, producing aluminum and paper from recycled cans, foils and pulped paper requires 40% to 95% a lesser amount of energy. The energy is saved as there is a limited need for extraction, purification, or transportation of raw materials.
4. Recycling limits pollution
By reducing the amount of trash going to landfills and the need for new raw materials, recycling helps to cut down the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Slashed emissions would also result from a lesser number of machines operating to incinerate waste. Thus, recycling is also a solution to global warming.
5. Recycling benefits the economy
All over the world an enormous amount of waste is produced every day and a lot of this needs to be recycled. Recycling this rubbish will require trained and huge manpower and it would be one of the answers to unemployment and the economy that is hardest hit by a coronavirus.
6. Recycling protects wildlife
Around 8 million tons of plastic reach oceans every year which harms marine species as they ingest or get entangled by plastic debris. Scientific research findings have shown plastic fragments in 44% of all seabird species, 43% of all marine mammal species, and 86% of all sea turtle species. Recycling plastic helps to keep these hazardous elements away from water bodies.
Apart from ocean pollution, animals get entrapped or hurt by cans, jars, glass bottles or broken glass, and more. Recycling helps to prevent these trash items from reaching close to wildlife.
7 Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
With reuse and recycle already being discussed, we all need to also follow the principle of reducing and try to limit the usage of items in the first place. And, those that we use should be reused as much as possible before we leave them for being recycled. These three ‘Rs’ form an important step in achieving the waste management Oman challenge. We should always remember that we are morally accountable for our waste and its correct disposal.