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YOU Can Make a Difference

Some people think that one person can’t make a difference, but in the case of recycling, one person can make all the difference. On average, each American produces approximately 1600 pounds of waste each year. As much as 1100 pounds of waste could be recycled each year per person, that’s over half a ton just for one person! A family of four could reduce waste by over two tons in a year just by the simple act of recycling.

You don’t need to be an environmental activist to recycle. Recycling is for everyone and it’s so easy, a bird could do it. Recycling is more than just common sense, it’s a simple way to preserve our natural resources and protect our clean air and water. We believe each of us is responsible for the impact that we make on the earth. Every single person alive today has the duty to change, to restore balance in the biosphere...there is no planet B.

There are many reasons why people should recycle. Most of them are simply common sense, but for those who need a bit more info, we will focus on the most important reasons why you should start.

Reduce Carbon Emissions

Did you know that recycling helps to reduce carbon emissions, otherwise known as greenhouse gasses? What one believes about the issue of climate change is irrelevant, the evidence is clear. We all need to do our part to lessen the impact of pollution and carbon emissions. Companies that use recycled aluminium save 95% energy in the production of new aluminium products compared to companies that use raw materials. For every ton of paper that is recycled, 17 whole trees are saved. This doesn’t just save energy, it helps to combat carbon gas emissions because each tree can remove as much as 250 pounds of CO2 from the air each year.

Lessen the Burden on Landfills

Our landfills are overflowing at an alarming rate and we are quickly running out of space. Cities that are near the ocean have been dumping trash into the water for decades, but the oceans can no longer support this dangerous practice. As much as 60-75% of the garbage that is in US landfills could actually be recycled. What that means is that if everyone took the time to recycle, we would need 60-75% less land space for garbage in the future.

Improve Groundwater Quality

Did you know that the garbage that is in landfills can affect the local groundwater? Most landfills do not treat the garbage in any way, they just throw it into a big hole and bury it underground. Much of the trash that is thrown in the landfill is not biodegradable, and the contaminants that are found in this material can get into our water supply. This happens when rain or other run-off water from landfills makes its way into ponds, rivers, lakes or streams. It not only damages our already fragile ecosystems, but it makes this once fresh water supply dangerous to drink or use. It is no longer safe to drink from these waterways today when you are out camping or hiking.

Increases Energy Efficiency

Did you know that it takes twice as much energy to burn plastic as it does to recycle it? It also takes 64% more energy to make paper than it does to recycle and reuse it. Scientists have shown that by just recycling one pound of steel enough energy can be saved to run a 60-watt bulb for a whole day. It might not sound like a lot, but it all adds up.

Have you ever wanted to Recycle but just couldn't find the time or know where to start? Do you desire to make a positive impact on future generations? Eco Haus Collective provides a convenient, efficient and reliable recycling collection service for both residential and commercial clients in North Georgia. Focusing on high recovery rATES AND SUSTAINABILITY, our team will help manage your recyclable material.

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recycling


so easy a bird could do it.

recycling


so easy a bird could do it.

no need to sort recycling, bag it up and put it in the bin! Did you know that 80% of your "trash" can be recycled?

here are some of the most common materials that you can be recycling with Eco Haus.

to get started fill out the form below or call 706.521.3364

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