In a past couple of years aluminum (or aluminium) recycling is very popular, and it’s fast growing recycling based industry. Beside beneficial for the earth, it is also good for all kind of business and community. Progress and recent discoveries have made the process much faster, very efficient, and much easier than in the past years, that you can save a lot of energy, money and time, which is crucial in taking your business up, and still be green.
If your business is dealing with a lot of used old aluminum, start looking for a recycling company closest to you, with a lot of experience working with both small and large businesses. It is very important that the company you chose can handle anything from aluminum cans to larger things, such as car components, old machines or similar staff. The only thing is that you make a fair deal, which helps your business to grow.
Aluminum have high market value compared to other metals, that is the reason aluminum industry spend over $750 million dollars for empty aluminum cans from consumers. Bottom line is that every dime counts, and that even a small return can easily add up over time. For big concerns and larger companies recycling aluminum waste has big impact to global revenue, and their profit margin is always rising for that matter.
Each time we plan a trip, with a little research at the Internet we can find hotels that are “Green”. These hotels are environmentally friendly, and it means that they try to reuse, reduce and recycle as much as possible.
What is the difference between a normal and a green hotel? At first glance not too much. But there are crucial differences in attitudes and ways of doing the things. For example, there are hotels that clean the rooms only upon request of clients. In that way the hotel cuts down on the quantity of laundry that needs to be washed and save water and electricity. This is just one of the ways of becoming environmentally friendly. There are many more others. The hotel can ask you to re-use your towels instead of having them washed every day. Some hotels have bins for glass, plastic and paper for easier recycling.
Many of the hotels are popular places for banquets and meetings, but also there can be done some useful changes toward becoming green. For instance, instead of individually wrapped sugar and individual cups of cream, pitchers for sugar and cream are the better option if a hotel wants to cut down on the waste. Also, there is less left over waste.
Furthermore, there are many devices that the hotel can use in order to be really environmentally friendly. Firstly, water-saving devices can save about 75 per cent of water, and it will not affect the flush in any way. However, the difference will be evident in cost. These devices such as the toilet tank fill divider and small parts that can be put into the head of a shower will not be even noticed by the clients but will cut down on the water usage.
These and similar measures can really decrease the amount of the waste and costs and, at the same time, it is done something good for the environment. We, as consumers, can contribute to developing of these types of hotels if we choose to stay in them. In that way more and more other hotels would realise the need of being environmentally friendly.
Due to the rapid development of the technology, there are always available newer, better, and improved products for computer users. Subsequently, the quantity of waste is continuously rising. On a yearly level, one household probably purchases even more than one new computer. Also, small businesses and agencies contribute to waste increasing.
The main problem with TVs, computers and their monitors is that contain about 4 pounds of lead per unit. Throwing these items on common landfills can be dangerous because of the toxins from the lead that can not be biologically broken down. Several health problems can occur in children who are threatened by lead exposure.
Since 1997, November 15 has been dedicated to recycling – it is America Recycles Day and this annual event has been launched by the National Recycling Coalition. Nowadays, as it is known, the matter of reuse and recycle raw materials is really urgent. According to some statistics, the mankind has reached a worldwide population of 7 billion. Thus there is too much waste and America is responsible for consuming a disproportionate share of the planet’s resources. In many countries recycling is done by necessity, in others, reusing materials is done in a creative and useful way by artists, governments and businesses. Almost every used product or packaging maybe used as an artwork or other new, useful thing. Here are some purposes, ways how one material can act as a new, raw material for creating others:
As we consider recycling from the angle of industrial manufacturing, Ecotech Recycling Social Enterprise has done a good job. Managing Director Ming Cheung in this photo poses with fuel oil converted from plastic waste in front of his “Plastic Waste-to-Fuel System” plant, Hong Kong , August 24, 2011. The project is designed to support the practical and cost effective solution to plastic waste management with energy regeneration. The result of this prototype machine is converting three tons of plastic waste into 1,000 liters of fuel oil daily. This fuel oil need further refinement and then it is suitable for diesel engine usage.
We have been already talking about Energy Efficient Houses that are being built in order to decrease the contamination of the planet due to the use of fossil fuels. Energy efficient houses are really something that everyone should admire because of the many advantages, but these houses also have to be furnished. For those who respect the environment and think green here are some options how to decorate and furnish their homes. Additionally, for those who want to establish a company or to develop their current business, there are presented the more environmentally-friendly ways and materials that can be used for making furniture.
What can you do?
In general, furniture is considerably less expensive nowadays. However, it has a less desirable effect to the environment, because it can often contain toxic materials which damage our surrounding. Also, furniture does not last, and in long term it is not cheaper because you have to buy more and more low quality items which ultimately pollute the environment. Each time you decide to purchase a new piece of furniture, think again do you really need a new one? You can restore your furniture, it can be again useful. Do it yourself or hire someone, maybe a restorer is able to give it a fresh new look using earth-friendly materials. Although it may be more expensive to hire a restorer than to buy a new piece of furniture, but remember you are doing it for the environment. Furthermore, there are second-hand options. In most cases, it can be restored and reused. Although it will need some cleaning, repairing or sanding, an eco-friendly finish can make it look new and usable. Only be careful (or avoid completely) when reusing second hand mattress and sofas, unless these items are from someone you know. When you buy some household item, buy it from local craftspeople, so you will support the local economy and decrease the environmental cost of shipping. It is also important to choose a piece of furniture with low-toxicity, because there are
What can be recycled? Many of items that we use daily: plastics, glass, ceramics, paper, cardboard, aluminum, iron, electronic and electrical waste,and so on.
Paper is obtained from wood processing in factories with the help of numerous chemical agents. At the same time, old and large forests disappear and there is a great risk of river pollution.
In order to avoid damaging of the environment, it is possible to re-collect the paper that we no longer need and give it to recycling. Moreover, processing of waste paper uses up to 60% less energy than if the product is received from natural materials (wood). Also, the processing of already used paper utilizes 15% less
Once upon a time, there were not plastic bags, plastic bottles, packages, dangerous waste.. It would be the beginning of a tale, maybe not of a fairy-tale, rather of a realistic story. Yes, the harsh reality is that there is no longer any uncontaminated area on the whole World. Our life-style conducts all these changes that have occurred since the invention of plastic. We use artificial and unnatural substances as a basic material for almost all goods that are manufactured for packaging, home construction, transportation, toys, appliances, containers, clothing, home and industrial furnishing and so on. Moreover, we can hardly find any food or drink at supermarkets that are not wrapped into plastic foil and boxes. This is the mirror of our contemporary habits and the majority of people could not easily live without it. It seems impossible even to imagine life without all those household items and accessories that we use.
Recently, scientist and environmentalists have started to warn about the side effects of the artificial materials. Plastic products do not decompose after their use and they could last in the environment for up to a thousand years. The problem of waste plastic is taking a large volume of space in landfills. To lower the amount of plastic waste, we should reduce the amount of packaging used on products, we can re-use packaging more than once and we can recycle the used materials. The recycling of plastic waste contributes to reduce electricity consumption and thereby reduce emissions, so we should learn something about plastic recycling.