There is much talk and publicity surrounding our global environment and the effect of waste and pollution on our world. Years of dumping our trash carelessly, allowing industrial pollution to carry on unchecked, and burning fossil fuels to power our vehicles and heat our buildings has brought about a crisis. Climate change has become a reality for all of us, and businesses and residents alike across the country need to make an effort to recycle refuse to create a green community so that we can halt it to preserve our world for our children and their children. Refuse Collection, Junk Removal service offered by Little Green Junk Company York PA.
The amount of waste produced every year in the United States is huge, with about 140 million tons of waste finding its way into landfills. Just over a third of this amount consists of food we throw out, followed closely by plastic, which is just less than 27 million tons. So not only do we have the world’s leading economy, but unfortunately we produce the most municipal solid waste. When other waste categories such as electronic, industrial, medical, and agricultural waste are added, this makes the total waste produced in US nearly 8.5 billion tons annually.
From these statistics it is obvious that everyone has to start taking more responsibility with what happens to their unwanted trash. The Three R’s of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, when applied consistently will make a difference in the way we handle trash, and also how much of it finishes up in the landfill.
There are numerous ways in which we can reduce the amount of trash we throw away every day. All it takes is a few simple steps to get started. And bear in mind every piece of material you recycle is one piece less to pollute our environment.
It takes effort to learn and apply these new habits and to get your family or work colleagues to support you by doing the right thing for our environment.
Remember when you decide to get rid of any trash, whether it be from your home, or garden waste, give us a call at Little Green Junk to help you dispose of it safely. Even if you have bulky, heavy items such as a fridge or a mattress to dispose of, it is important that you do so responsibly as these items need to be recycled instead of being dumped randomly in the wrong places. These items have dangerous metals and chemicals that can leach out into our environment, causing pollution to our air and our water supplies.
Electronic waste needs to be disposed of properly, as the components of our laptops, and smart phones, in fact any of the gadgets we cannot live without, are dangerous to our environment if they are not disposed of correctly. Make sure that when the time comes to replace any of these items, you are careful about what you do with the old ones.
Our contact details are as follows:
Phone: 717 467 0070
Areas: York, Lancaster, Harrisburg