What do you do with all of those ink toner cartridges that your office uses each day? How about all of the paper that is tossed out after being looked at for just a few seconds? Now, what do you do with all of the dead batteries from different gadgets around the office? I created this blog to help other businesses find methods of recycling the many recyclable materials that come in and out of the office in a day. It is my hope that knowing what can be done with these things will help keep them out of the landfill.
Families who have taken the need for recycling to heart have a clear and admirable understanding of the environmental benefits they are helping to achieve. This is especially true for households who are concerned with the problems scrap plastics present to our lands and oceans. One horrifying example of this is illustrated by The Great Pacific Garbage Patch which is almost entirely made up of plastic materials that could and should have been properly recycled.
Because of this knowledge and dedication, it can be very dismaying for recycling enthusiasts to find that others in the local community are not also as informed and eager to recycle as they are. If you are one of these enthusiasts who would like to get your community more actively involved in the recycling of scrap plastics and other waste, here are some helpful tips.
Create community awareness by starting a cleanup and recycling club
Every area has people who want to help with community betterment projects. Unfortunately, many of these people never follow through because they are not sure what to do or who to talk to about doing so. By taking the initiative to start a cleanup and recycling club in your community, you are giving these and others an opportunity to come together in an enjoyable manner for a great cause.
Some purposeful activities for your new recycling club to focus on include:
Since many people are beginning to understand the potential issues of using plastic in their homes, another possible project could be to publish how-to information to teach people how to use less plastic in their daily lives.
Enhance knowledge by working with schools and community groups
Lessons learned early in life are often those that make a real difference. You can use this to your advantage by finding a way to educate kids about the need to recycle plastics and other materials. To do this, consider working with your school system to get permission to periodically visit classrooms or do school assemblies where you can engage with and educate youngsters about scrap plastic and other forms of recycling.
To learn more about the plastic recycling industry and how you can help to raise awareness about the need, take time to contact a reputable scrap plastic recycling service in your area.