It’s no secret that the planet is in turmoil, and despite increased public awareness around ‘going green’, reducing our energy consumption and changing our waste management strategies, little seems to be changing for the better. We’re encouraged to do our part as individual consumers, and every small act definitely does make a difference. But things have to change on a larger scale. In this week’s blog, we’ll be discussing the ways in which recycling can help your business succeed.
Modern urban recycling was born in the 1980s, as a way to deal with the waste that began to accumulate through the second half of the 20th century. In more recent years, the Australian government and other various organisations have been working to encourage the public to recycle our waste, and as of 2009, 98% of households reported that they recycled waste [ABS 2009]. These initiatives have ultimately been successful, and has created a huge supply of recycled materials such as scrap metal as a result. But there is one key problem; where does all of this material end up?
Environmentally focused business
Metal recycling is a modern day industry in itself, and every industry or business is founded upon the basic supply and demand model. And the success of recycling lies equally in both driving businesses and consumers to recycle their waste, and in creating a market for the supply of materials created. Business leaders in this area are those that challenge recycling myths, and make environmentally focused research and development part of their business ethos. Through this, they’ve reduced waste, increased profit and more importantly, begun to pave a path for the future of recycling.
In order to truly improve our recycling processes, we need to not only revolutionise the way that we think about recycling, but also the way that we think about our households and businesses. Metal Men Recycling are trying to close this gap, by offering a 24-hour pickup service, as well as cash for scrap metal for businesses. To learn more, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.