Environment

Recycling in Nevada

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Recycling can have a dramatic impact on tree cutting.

If 45 percent of our paper came from recycled fiber, we could save 2.5 billion cubic feet of timber (and millions of trees) by the year 2040.

Recycling will help reduce waste

Moreover, for every ton of recycled paper we use instead of virgin paper, we save 4,100 kilowatt hours of energy (enough to power the average home for six hours), conserve 7,000 gallons of water, and keep 60 pounds of pollutants out of the air.

Using virgin materials, as The Times advocates, squanders energy that could be conserved by recycling. Who in their right mind would want to continue paying high energy bills when it’s possible to reduce energy costs by up to 80 percent?

Even factoring in the cost of collection and processing, recycled paper, compared to virgin-wood paper, reduces energy consumption by anywhere from 46 percent (for writing paper) to 61 percent (for newsprint) and 80 percent (for boxboard and liner board).
 
Perhaps the most egregious omission in Tierney’s analysis of our garbage situation is the fact that Americans are addicted to overconsumption. The article neatly sidesteps the issue, taking for granted the idea that more is better.

What’s really being wasted in America is the well-being of the next generation and those that follow. By crassly consuming resources and leaving behind waste, we’re dumping the cost of restoration on them. The measure of our humanity is the degree to which we conserve Earth’s bounties for those who follow in our footsteps, while sparing them the burden of cleaning up our messes.

This whining gets to the heart of why The Times would run such a sloppy piece–out of sheer desperation.

Americans and recycling

With up to 23 million North Americans now surfing the World Wide Web–where superb up-to-the-minute news and features are readily available–The Times and other newspapers stand to lose readership and clout (not to mention advertisers.

But for The Times to blame recycling laws for its inability to maintain a competitive edge in a fast-changing field is like Detroit auto makers crying that fuel-efficiency requirements keep them from competing effectively against the Japanese.

The fact is The Times, like auto makers and other industries, needs to find more efficient ways of producing its product, rather than demanding a licence to destroy the environment in pursuit of profit.

This is off-topic for most of you, but we are working on a project here in Reno to promote recycling and waste prevention to airlines serving the Reno area. In partnership with a local Reno dumpster rental company, we hope to be able to accomplish a lot when it comes to reduce wastage and junk creation in Nevada.

Does anyone have any stories they’d like to share about a specific airline’s recycling program? We are interested in both positive and negative stories. Also, we are interested in hearing about which airports have the most comprehensive recycling programs in place in a passenger terminal. For instance, at Logan Airport in Boston, you can recycle newspapers and cans and bottles.
 
In Denver, you can recycle newspapers. What about other cities?

Canadian Airlines started a recycling program 12 years ago. The first airline in the world to do onboard recycling. Today Canadian Airlines recycles aluminum cans, plastic water bottles, wine bottles, newspapers and magazines. Old pillows and blankets are distributed to charities and worn out seat covers are given to animal shelters.

At CP maintenance bases, scrap metal, oil and wood among other items, are reused and recycled. At office workplaces, paper, cardboard, ID and travel cards, laser cartridges, and microfilm are also recycled. For more information contact the Canadian Airlines Recycling Committee.
 
Canadian Airlines also has a program to reduce the quantity and the different types of chemicals used. Many other ideas have been put to work at different maintenance shops in regard recycling different materials, solids, liquids, batteries, etc. Request copies of both articles (recycling & reducing chemicals) printed in the last Canadian Flyer Newspaper.

Environment

Take a look in your trashcan

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Turn over your trashcan, spill it on the floor.

Actually, that won’t be necessary!

But just think of how many things you throw away in a day. There’s a banana peel, an apple core, yesterday’s paper, a few paper plates, coffee grounds, an orange juice bottle, and an empty milk carton. Apart from the fact that it’s all trash, the one similarity between all of these items is that they’re all recyclable.

While waste management companies don’t focus on households, just think about how many businesses produce the same kind of waste.

Every business produces trash and every business can afford to streamline their waste management – especially when it’s free. Considering how much waste one person or one family produces in a week, it’s hard not to understand how it is we collectively produce mountains of waste that do one thing – sit there.

Waste that isn’t recycled is the same as a great mind that isn’t challenged.

It isn’t used to its fullest potential. By living up to its name, waste only accomplishes one thing – it leads to more waste that remains untapped and unused, when it can become something entirely different.

As strange as it sounds, waste can be appreciated. junk removal companies are trained to see the possibilities that waste can provide. Efficient and effective waste management leads to so many positive ends, not only can businesses save money, but they can use their waste to create something of value.

Waste management companies have the knowledge and experience to offer businesses the key to transforming waste into value.

The Movement Towards a Greener Future

For communities and individuals across the globe, March 29th was more than just another day; it was an opportunity to contribute to a greener future.

For one hour, towns and cities in every region of the world turned off their lights as a part of “Earth Hour,” in the attempt to encourage the global community to ease the pressure we so often put on the environment.

If one hour is all it takes to make a difference, it’s hard to imagine what the hundreds of junk removal companies across the country can do.

On the internet and TV and in magazines and newspapers we’re constantly reminded that one person can make a difference.

Communities across the country are continually encouraged to do what they can to help the environment. “Earth Hour” proved that one hour, while only a small part of the day, is a part of something much larger – something that can be better.
The formula is the same for us.

Every affiliate is a part of something greater. They’re not only a part of the waste management consulting industry, but they’re an integral part of the machine that’s constantly working towards a greener future. With the efforts of individuals, such as waste management companies, the machine is growing stronger every day.

The best part is, there’s absolutely no catch… junk removal companies can make a difference without having to give up everything.

They can make a living like anyone else, while helping the environment at the same time. In fact, they can make a good living while helping the environment. So many industries and businesses are forced to ignore the environment in favor of a dollar, but at Dumpster Rental, Columbia, SC, we are different.

By focusing on what’s right for the environment, waste management companies can earn their living and feel good about it.

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Pollution and Waste

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As with many countries pollution in the United States is a concern for environmental organizations, government agencies and individuals in all walks of life. Pollution from U.S. manufacturing has declined massively since 1990 despite an increase in production, but this does nt mean we are safe from pollution as a nation, far from it.

With the rise of global awareness about global warming, carbon dioxyde emissions, endangered species extinctions, coral reef bleeching, etc, it is clear that pollution has to be under control as well if we want the future generations to have a livable planet to inhabit.

Pollution in the United States has plummeted in the last decade, with pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide decreasing, despite the fact the number of vehicles on the road has not. This change is due to better regulations, economic shifts, and technological innovations. Cars, trucks, and buses powered by fossil fuels are major contributors to air pollution. Transportation emits more than half of nitrogen oxides in our air, and is a major source of global warming emissions in the US. Scientfic studies have linked pollutants from vehicle exhaust to adverse impacts on nearly of aspects of the ecologial system.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) addresses several issues, from setting limits on certain air pollutants to enforcing federal clean water and safe drinking laws. In addition, the EPA enforces federal regulations to reduce the impact of businesses on the environment.

Almost half of the U.S. population lives in areas where air pollution levels are often dangerously high for them to breathe, according to a report released by the American Lung Association. Lucky you if you live in the countryside or near a national park, as you can then enjoy fresh and pure air. But if you live in a big city, this is another story.

Despite dramatic progress cleaning the air since 1970, air pollution in the United States continues to harm people’s health and the environment. Under the Clean Air Act, EPA continues to work with state, local and tribal governments, other federal agencies, and stakeholders to reduce air pollution and the damage that it causes to people’s health, including children.

A recent development in the pollution forefront is that, blown by the wind, microplastic pollution has beendiscovered in pristine mountain peaks. We already knew that we have polluted the deepest oceans with plastic garbage, so it’s not surprising we’re also ruining our most beautiful mountains as well. But it is sad to hear and it is time to reverse this trend.