Why recycling is important for our environment?

Why recycling is important for our environment

Recycling helps us to reduce the carbon footprint. It also helps reduce the need for virgin raw materials and saves energy, reduces greenhouse gases, prevents pollution, and more. By improving our recycling habits, we can keep the environment clean and preserve our natural resources.

It’s our prime responsibility to preserve our planet earth for our coming generations. We all know that the modern world we live in, recycling is very crucial. Creating new items from the used and scrap items is a healthier step towards the mission of saving our environment.

Recycling can be done from anywhere. You can recycle any of your used/ old items for some new purpose by reusing it rather than tossing them away. But when we think about the larger perspective, we need to go for the most efficient and effective method. Planet Green Recycling offers a complete solution in the areas of recycling and segregated waste management.

Reducing, reusing, and recycling should all be considered while thinking about recycling. It’s time to alter not only the way we do things but also the way we think because up until this point we have been irresponsible with how we handle the Earth. The goods and materials that can be utilized after serving their initial purpose – whether they are made of paper, plastic, metal, or glass – are by no means insignificant. Majority of the materials we use in our daily life are recyclable. According to estimates, more than 70% of all waste materials are reused or recycled ensuring that the process is done correctly using different recycling processes. At Planet Green Recycling, we take care of fabric and textile waste, e-waste, glass waste, metal waste, paper, plastics, pressurized cans, expired/ damaged beauty care products, personal care products, cosmetics, obsolete and end of life products that cant be sold etc. for recycling.

The types of recycling you should know about…

The truth is mostly non-separated waste will typically end up in landfills and we all know it makes the situation worse. These are large, waste-filled places that take hundreds of years to disintegrate. And some of this trash, like certain plastics, won’t ever go away. We are all on a mission to save the earth. But this laziness to separate the waste for recycling will only slow down or mostly pull back all of us from our mission. There is no excuse not to separate your waste, regardless of where you reside in the globe. Imagine, how hard it is to separate plastic bottles and cardboard and then place it in separate bins. If we all do that it would be a great initiative for healthier recycling. Let’s learn the types of recycling…

1.E-Waste Recycling

Electronic/ Electrical waste is commonly called e-waste. It is the waste produced by damaged, excessively used and outdated electronic/ electrical equipment. E-waste is also known as e-scraps as well. These electronic/ electrical items include dangerous substances and harmful compounds. Additionally, improper disposal of these equipment may result in the release of harmful materials into the environment. The processing and reuse of these electronic wastes are subsequently referred to as E-Waste Recycling. It is a method used to try to salvage materials from electronic waste. In modern electronic items, you can use them in this manner.

Let’s take the example of e-waste recycling done by Planet Green Recycling where they do efficient recycling in Dubai. They gather all forms of electronic waste (E-waste) from their customers and transfer it to their facility. There the items will be segregated into reusable or recyclable. Reusable items will be reused after refurbishing. Non usable items gets disassembled, processed, and are divided based on the category like metal parts, printed circuit boards, electronic components, electrical parts, plastic, glass, etc., and sent to re-manufacturing facilities where they are used as raw materials for making new items.

2.Plastic Waste Recycling:

Plastic items plays a major role in our day to day lives. Be it a toothbrush, water bottle, plastic containers used to store handwash, shower gel, shampoo etc., it’s a human nature to dispose these items after the usage is over.  If not taken care, these items may get dumped into landfill where it takes years for these plastics to degrade back into the environment. The abundance of plastic in our environment has both advantages and disadvantages. Plastic may be a part of trash and environmental contamination. These effects might put the environment and people in danger. Additionally, if plastic is not used properly, it might be a waste of resources to create new ones. Plastic recycling is important because it is having a hugely negative effect on our environment.

Plastic waste management involves collecting all sorts of plastic materials and gets segregated based on the category like PET, LDP, HDP, ABS, PVC, PP etc. These plastic materials will then get converted into granules/ flakes/ pellets and gets exported/ transported to plastic manufacturing facilities where these will be used as raw materials for manufacturing new plastic items of similar nature.

3.Fabric and Textile waste recycling

We are aware about the importance of clothing and other items like shoes, wallets, belts, purses, backpacks, soft toys, hats etc. in our everyday lives. If not processed properly after usage, these items pollute our environment. Same like plastics, these materials also take several years to degrade if they are thrown in landfills. Additionally, they discharge poisonous gases like methane and carbon dioxide into the sky as well as the soil and groundwater around them.

Recycling textiles and fabric is becoming increasingly important. because it has a positive impact on the environment since it reduces the need for landfill space, uses virgin fibres, uses less energy and water, prevents pollution, and reduces the need for dyes. Increased textile waste recovery is an aim of Planet Green Recycling, which also seeks to create new markets, products, and applications for goods made from pre- and post-consumer textile waste.

4.Pressurized cans recycling

In homes and workplaces, pressurized cans or aerosol cans are utilised for various purposes. Deodorants, disinfectants, pesticides, pain relievers, perfumes etc. are some of the items which we use mostly in our day today lives. Once these are empty, most of the users throw them into the bins where it gets dumped into landfill. These cans contain pressurised air that might be potentially dangerous and could explode when crushed. There’s a proper way to handle these cans when they are empty or have served their purpose. As these cans are made of steel or aluminium, these can be recycled in the same way as other metals recycled and can be used to make new metal goods.

The teams at Planet Green Recycling are aware about the process that need to be followed for proper recycling of these cans and can assist you. If you have a sizable quantity of pressurized cans or aerosol cans that needs to be disposed and recycled, please contact us for proper disposal and recycling of these cans.

5.Metal scrap recycling

Metal scrap recycling is the process of removing recyclable metal components from buildings and end-of-life items so they may be processed and reintroduced as raw materials for the creation of new products. Metals are employed in both industrial and home settings. These metals will eventually be categorised as scrap metal. The advantage of metal is that it can be recycled again without losing any of its original qualities. By recycling metals, we can protect our environment, and cut down on carbon dioxide emissions.

Metal scrap collected by Planet Green Recycling, will be taken to their facility where the same will be segregated depending on their type and grade. Metals segregated like this will then be delivered to manufacturing units where they melt these and process to make new items.

6.Glass waste recycling

Glass waste includes items like bottles, jars, glasses, etc. Glass jars and bottles are 100% recyclable and may be recycled indefinitely without losing any of their quality or purity. Glass recycling has positive environmental, financial, and social effects. These benefits include preserving priceless natural resources and industrial raw materials. Producing goods from recycled materials reduces pollution of the air and water compared to producing goods from virgin resources. Air pollution and global warming are decreased by using less energy.

You can connect with Planet Green Recycling to gather all sorts of tableware glass and bottles. Planet Green will transport the collected glass debris to the plant, where it is segregated based on the colour (clear, green, amber etc.). After segregating the glass, it will be processed at glass manufacturing facility where it will be cleaned, crushed, remelted, and utilised to create new glass products.

Right now, Planet Green Recycling offers solution for tableware glass and household glass items only. We don’t have the facility to process construction glass waste and heat resistant glass items.

7.Paper and cardboard recycling

Why should we throw recyclable paper waste in the trash? Wastepaper is the most important raw material for the paper industry since more and more paper is being recycled. Paper recycling has various benefits for both people and the environment since it saves energy, water, and landfill space. Recycling used paper also reduces carbon dioxide emissions and offers an affordable supply for making new paper products.

When it comes to cardboard, which may be recycled several times, the same rules apply. Boxes, plates, fiberboard, and paperboard, among other types of cardboard, may all be recycled. A pizza box, for example, that has been contaminated with grease or oil cannot be recycled. Wet cardboard is also not encouraged for recycling. As part of UAE waste management, Planet Green takes initiatives to properly recycle Paper and cardboard wastes. You can connect with Planet Green for its expertise in proper waste management recycling.

8.Personal care products and Cosmetics Recycling

Cosmetics and personal care items play a significant part in our everyday lives. According to reports, consumers in the UAE spend more than those in any other nation in the Middle East on cosmetics and personal care products. Expired and damaged personal care items and other cosmetics that cannot be used are collected in large quantities by Planet Green Recycling and these items will be processed and destructed in the right way. The recyclable items like paper, plastic, glass and metal items will get recycled.  

Benefits of recycling

Recycling is important for a variety of reasons. In addition to lowering the carbon footprint, it may also conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, avoid pollution, and lessen the need to gather raw materials.  By improving our recycling procedures, we can help keep the environment clean and conserve our natural resources.

The advantages of recycling and how it may improve the environment are listed below.

-> Protects wildlife and ecosystems

Recycling helps the environment be less disturbed. Animal damage is avoided when we clear fewer trees and forests. We contribute to the preservation of ecosystems and species by minimizing interruption and damage to the natural environment.

-> Protection of Natural Resources

Recycling helps preserve some of the natural resources that are becoming scarce around the globe. Paper recycling helps preserve forests and plants. Plastic may take hundreds of years to decompose and requires a lot of solid waste when it is recycled. Additionally, the majority of plastic is made from hydrocarbons found in fossil fuels. Metal recycling decreases the need to mine new metal ores, while glass recycling decreases our demand for some raw resources, such as sand.

-> Conserves energy

Using recycled materials rather than new, raw materials helps reduce energy consumption during manufacture. Making things using recycled materials instead of virgin materials requires a lot less energy. For instance, recycling glass bottles can result in energy savings that are sufficient to power a 100-watt lamp for four hours.

-> Lessens the requirement for mining new materials

Recycling lessens the requirement for raw material harvesting. Our increasing demand for these fundamental necessities has led to the displacement of residents who once lived close to rivers or wooded areas. Recycling lessens the likelihood of causing harm to someone else’s property or neighbourhood.

-> Cuts down carbon emissions

Recycling requires less energy, reducing our carbon footprint and emissions. We can lessen the amount of garbage from landfills that release methane, which contributes to climate change, by reducing our carbon footprint.

-> Reduces costs

Recycling trash is far less expensive than standard garbage collection and disposal. More money may be saved by recycling more. Returns on deposits might assist provide additional financial motivation to recycle.

Recycling may contribute to environmental protection and resource conservation. Recycling is essential, as is reducing the quantity of trash we release into the environment. By doing this, we can conserve energy, lessen landfill waste, and safeguard the environment.

Let’s make our planet greener and better than ever…

If we start to see the waste produced by this level of consumption in a different way, even if we live in a consumer-driven world with a growing thirst for new goods, we might be able to transform our issue into an opportunity for a better life. Planet Green Recycling started its operations in Dubai with this commitment to save our society from waste accumulation originating from multiple sources.

So let’s work together to make our planet more sustainable and a safer place to live happily. By disposing recyclables thoughtfully, you already help to make the world more environmentally friendly. By recycling, you also help to protect raw materials, use less energy, reduce landfills, and prevent toxic materials from leaching into the ground. Let’s together work for a better world!