Waste Management is taking an entirely different direction in many homes and industries. The building industry is a good example of practicing “green” standards. In years past, deconstruction of homes was performed to save money and cut corners. Today, it is viewed as a means of “going green” and helping to ensure the earth through recycling construction waste and keeping it from landfills.
Each American can do their share to help ensure the life of Mother Earth by practicing green techniques. From simple matters such as picking up a piece of trash at the park and throwing it in the trash can (which also teaches your child the beginning of “green” standards) to recycling cans and paper in your home. There are many industries such as the building industry that are offering consumers the means to go green through the purchase of recycled products.
IPet is one company that uses recycled plastic in bottling their water bottles. Other companies such as packaging company make use of recycled packaging which not only allows the advantage of a discount but ensures the protection of the earth through creating less garbage and reducing the purchase of new products.
Many removal companies will haul away your old appliances and cars. The advantage of this is they will pay for the value of the metal- no matter what its condition. The metal is then recycled and any parts that can be salvaged will be and resold.
From simple steps to complex, you can start going green by:
You’ve often seen children’s sports teams perform paper drives. This is a means of being “green”. Although this is done to fund the teams it is also done for the teams to help contribute to green living.
The key is to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Purchase items that use recycled materials. Use containers that are reusable. Use rechargeable batteries. Get rid of old “junk” around the home or yard by having a yard sale or calling a removing company to haul the items away. Keep all recyclable products out of the trash can and place them in the recycle bin.
With a little effort, creating less trash and re-using and recycling will help to not only keep the planet greener but will lengthen the life of the earth. And, for those with children, practicing “green” living will gear the next generation to create a healthier world.