The Benefits of Recycling
At least half of current waste is industrial and commercial. Sources range from construction and manufacturing, restaurants, office buildings, mines and schools. While they produce a very diverse stream of waste, much of it can be recycled. Industrial and commercial recycling reduces emissions when new products are made from recovered materials, rather than finite resources. The additional waste from households and single use is also a major portion of recyclable waste processed at recycling centers today.
Recycling preserves the earth’s natural resources in many ways. Decreasing the demand for new materials helps decrease and preserve the strain on our resources. Recycling also conserves energy by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing the demand for products made from manufacturing processes that are very energy intensive. An example of this can be seen with scrap metal recycling, which reduces the energy requirements of manufacturing new tin and steel products by 60-70%. Recycling just one ton of steel eliminates the need to mine 2,500 pounds of iron ore and 1,400 pounds of coal. Recycled everyday household materials can also be used in new ways such as recovered glass in asphalt to pave roads or recovered plastic in carpeting and park benches.
Additional benefits of recycling include reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators, conservation of natural resources such as timber, water and minerals, increasing economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials, preventing pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials, saving energy, and helping to create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States.
Our TASKMASTER industrial strength shredders are available in a wide array of configurations and features. All our shredders have earned the reputation for efficiency, durability, and reliability and come with the support of Franklin Miller service and inventory – providing many years of hassle-free operation.
- Food Waste
- Scrap metal and more