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Why Recycling Is So Important in 2020!

April 01, 2020

Are you tired of making recyling in Adelaide a yearly repetition of an New Year’s resolutions? With earth day approaching, why not try to recycle more? Recycle at your Adelaide home, office, and everywhere you go. It is not an easy resolution to make. However, it is essential and very beneficial and rewarding. Recycling does not just benefit the environment. It also creates jobs and saves natural resources. If you are going to focus on one material to recycle, then choose plastic.


Single-use plastic bottles represent a significant amount of our solid waste stream. Most of the beverages we buy in Adelaide are packed in a plastic bottle. They are convenient and cheaper to use. It is estimated that every person around the world uses about 53 kilograms of plastic a year. This is expected to double by 2030.


Recycling every plastic bottle you use is beneficial in several ways:


For the Environment


Some statistics expect that there is going to be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2025. That is why recycling every plastic bottle counts. Plastic does not decompose. That is why many landfills in Adelaide will incinerate any plastic bottle to save space. This can emit toxic pollutants into the air.


It is also estimated that the plastic bottle recycling process uses up to two-thirds less energy than the traditional manufacturing process. Recycling every plastic bottle you use will significantly reduce the strain on the power grid. It will also help preserve natural resources, especially oil.


For the Economy


By supporting the recycling industry, you will also support the economy. Recycling generates billions in revenues every year. As a booming field, it will also create lots of jobs in Adelaide. From the designers of recycling labels to the people working in Adelaide recycling depots and facilities, all of these are directly involved in the recycling process.


There are also jobs created that are more concerned with the after-recycling process. It includes all the jobs created in the manufacturing process that uses recycled items as their input.


For Future Generations


Recycling is not only beneficial for the present, but also for the future. It minimizes the use of natural resources, saves valuable space of landfills and also decreases the water and air pollution.


At Thorntons Recycling, we share your passion for the environment. Our state of the art recycling facility is located within ten minutes of the Adelaide CBD. It was established over forty years ago to provide our local Adelaide community with an easy and effective recycling service to reduce landfills.


To reward your recycling efforts, we pay cash for every plastic bottle or can you bring to our Adelaide recycling depot. We do also offer a pick-up service for the convenience of our business clients. Our friendly staff will help you sort and count your recyclables, so you can get in and out in no time.


Recycling now is more important than ever.

Call us now for more information!





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