Recycling of materials provides some significant benefits which includes a reduction in the demand for natural resources, economic savings and is proven to be highly beneficial for our environment.
Suitable landfill sites are hard to find and can pose a threat to the environment through soil and water table contamination.
Most of us already recycle plastics, paper, glass and metal – we can also recycle building materials such as bricks, tiles, timber frames and concrete.
1800 All Skips is committed to recycling as many different waste materials as possible which is good for our environment, reduces man-made emissions and allows our resources to last longer.
A typical example of recycling savings:
Recycling steel is a sustainable and renewable industry – steel can be successfully recycled several times with significant cost and environmental savings.
Metal recycling means that the mining of raw materials can be reduced which has some serious harmful effects on the environment. This also allows our current reserves of minerals to last longer. Producing steel from recycled metals consumes significantly less energy and water, and produces less air pollution than the smelting process of raw materials.
When comparing the production of recycled steel against new virgin steel it is estimated that the following worthwhile savings are achieved:
- 86% Reduction of air pollution
- 75% Reduction of energy
- 90% Reduction of virgin minerals
- 97% Reduction of mining
- 40% Reduction of water use
- 76% Reduction of water pollution
- 100% Reduction of consumer waste