Does your family strive to reduce, reuse and recycle? If so, kudos to you!
It’s a well-known fact that our earth is a finite resource, so the more people taking care of it, the better. Whether it’s oil, natural gas, or fresh water, there’s only so much to go around. Additionally, pollution and waste that never biodegrades also contributes to the decline of our earth’s natural bounty.
With all of that being said, thousands of people are still not reducing, reusing and recycling. If you’re one of those people, the team at Braemar can help you, and if you are already working to protect our earth, we can make your efforts more efficient. But first, we want to share some interesting points as to why some people are still choosing not to recycle.
Top Reasons Many People Don’t Recycle
- No personal incentive
- It’s inconvenient
- Lack of desire to be “green”
- Too time-consuming
- Too costly
- Misinformed about the severity of the problem
- Too confusing/overwhelming
- Believing their contribution has no real impact
- My employer/workplace doesn’t recycle
*For more description on each reason, you can view the full survey results on the Quicken Loans website.
In our opinion, some of these reasons are just silly but others are legitimate. Recycling can become messy and smelly while cluttering up one’s home, especially if it’s a small apartment or townhouse. At Braemar, we offer a number of storage solution options that would make recycling and even composting much easier and more efficient.
Depending on your desires and needs, we can create a pull-out or unit that will assist you in organizing items to be recycled. Whether you have a mudroom with plenty of space or merely a tiny kitchen where some contracting creativity is needed, don’t let logistics stop you from recycling.
Benefits of Recycling (reported by the Environmental Protection Agency)
- Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
- Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals
- Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
- Saves energy
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change
- Helps sustain the environment for future generations
- Helps create new well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States
If the above reasons aren’t enough to start reducing, reusing and recycling, then what are? Take action today to help create a more beautiful and sustainable earth for future generations. Buy a reusable water bottle, take your own grocery bags into Trader Joe’s and call Braemar. We can help make these green efforts less stressful and more enjoyable for everyone involved.
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