We know that the disposal of waste is one of the major problems that need to be solved for the sake of our future. There are resources thrown at finding solutions, especially from foundations, universities, and scientists all over the USA.
It seems that although the solutions exist, and new theories are discovered regularly, there has to be a concerted effort to implement them at every level. We also know that plans and schemes abound, but that these need to be turned into action.
It is essential to keep our environment clean. We all strive to live in clean surroundings where our trash is regularly picked up and hauled away. But is this waste being disposed of competently either into the landfill or better still, recycled effectively so that it is kept out of our environment? And do we all buy into the fact that we need our habits to become more sustainable in nature?
Little Green Junk, an environmentally aware junk collection, junk removal and disposal waste management company, promotes the concept of the circular economy as they go about their daily business.
There is a cycle involved here which starts with when products are manufactured and carries through to when they are used and then where they end up. If they can be recycled and reused to manufacture new products, then the cycle can be completed. These are the sustainable products that we as consumers need to buy. We need to be aware of the ecological consequences if we do not buy into this cycle.
The best way to describe a circular economy is to compare it with the linear economy we are all used to. In elementary terms, it’s about our consumption habits that we are all used to. We go to the shop, we take, go home we consume, and we dispose of the packaging or throw away some of the food scraps.
What is disposed of gets collected on junk collection day and it gets dumped it the landfill.
The end result is a landfill that is getting fuller and airspace shorter. With every landfill having a life expectancy, there will be a need one day in the future to find space for a new landfill.
Compare this with the circular economy: nothing goes to the landfill. It all gets reused or returned or enriched after use. Sounds good? Yes, it is the new way of doing things in progressive societies that strive to reduce their footprint on the environment.
The earth’s raw materials are finite, which means that one day they will run out. Besides that, it takes considerable energy to generate or mine the raw materials needed for the production of goods.
Energy in the process emits carbon as we know, which, in turn, contributes to global warming. The start of the circular economy must take the nature and origin of the raw materials into account. By using raw materials that are recycled, the manufacturer will help save this energy and consequently, reduce the emissions associated with the production thereof.
Forward thinking companies that are concerned about their environmental footprint are leading the way by adopting circular economic practices in their businesses. It often starts with a green procurement policy, which aims at replacing existing virgin raw materials with environmentally friendly ones.
This ricochets down the line in production and marketing where campaigns make the consumer aware of their efforts to be eco-friendly. At the same time there is a chain of suppliers that are doing the same thing. Ultimately it becomes part of the corporate culture, and these efforts could be rewarded by some form of recognition.
This is a slow grind and to speed up its development, more customers will need to go to the shelves, examine labels and become more discerning in their purchase habits. “Green” products replace non eco friendly products, which in turn lose market as customers take the environmentally beneficial alternatives. In this way the second leg of the circular economy starts to gain momentum when it is driven by the consuming public.
With junk entering waterways and the soil, nature is taking strain. Not only that, but we are all feeling the effects of climate change with visible signs indicating that the environment is changing.
The principles of the circular economy are sound, and if the concept can gain more traction the world would be better off for it. The enrichment or reuse of used products will go far to take the pressure on the dumping of junk or junk removal, wherever it ends up.
Construction and demolition waste comprises over a third of the total waste being generated in the USA. Imagine if all this waste could be recycled or reused? Simply put, concrete and other builder’s rubble is all recyclable, and if it is turned into useful recycled aggregate, there will be less necessity to mine new quarry materials.
Likewise as plastic is under so much scrutiny these days, imagine the day where plastic is no more a danger to the environment. While this may seem impossible, researchers and manufacturers are working tirelessly to find an eco-friendly solution to the danger that plastic presents to the environment.
If you are concerned about the future world we will be leaving to our grandkids, then its time to look at how you can get involved in the way the circular economy works.
We need to be aware of what happens to our trash. To achieve this we must attempt to reduce, reuse, and recycle where we can. We ought to be especially mindful regarding what happens to trash when it leaves our homes. Little Green Junk is a professional trash and junk removal company situated in York, PA. We recycle where we can and only use the landfill as a last resort.
We are just a phone call away if you need a quote for your junk removal. We will give you a free quote. We even offer a same-day junk removal service if you need a cleanup in a hurry.
Once we have completed the job we will leave that area clean and tidy.
Please call us today on 717 467 0070 when you need a quote for your trash removal when you undertake any cleaning project in your house, yard, or place of work. We are as concerned about the state of our environment as you are.