The amount of waste we produce is not sustainable as our environment is suffering. Wildlife habitats are being destroyed, hazardous greenhouse gases are emitted which affect climate patterns around the world, and ultimately these all pose a threat to human health. It is easy to forget that this trash is also a waste of natural resources, energy, water, and money that is used to produce these discarded items we regard as junk.
Dealing with waste that is continuously generated is complicated but by not disposing of it correctly can lead to serious consequences. What we throw away matters, especially as nearly 70% of our waste is not recycled so it is destined for the landfill. Modern landfills are different to the rubbish dumps of old in that the case of the landfill, waste is covered over by soil, so it is effectively placed underground where it does not come into contact with oxygen when it breaks down. Unfortunately, this process can be disastrous to the environment.
With the amount of waste steadily increasing it is becoming more challenging for government to manage waste disposal throughout the country. It is therefore the responsibility of each one of us to ensure that our personal waste is disposed of in a safe, eco-friendly manner. It is our duty to encourage these patterns amongst those around us, and to educate our children to be mindful of the way we dispose of our waste and do the right thing.
The first way we can battle this scourge of waste creation is for all of us to reduce the amount of waste we generate. While reaching a zero waste generation may be a bridge too far for most of us, with a bit of planning, there are many creative ways to reduce it.
Taking into consideration the fact that landfills are here to stay for the foreseeable future, at Little Green Junk we firmly believe that recycling should be our first choice as the US waste stream is 75% recyclable. This way the amount of waste heading to the landfills will be drastically reduced.
It is up to us to make an effort to prevent waste where possible, and to recycle where we can. This is the only way we are going to be able to solve the environmental problem that this trash causes. If you find you have a certain type of waste that your municipal waste company cannot remove with your regular household trash, be responsible and call us to come and remove it for you.
Please call us today on 717 467 0070 when you need a quote for your trash removal.