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The holiday season is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the future. One of the ways to ensure a better future is to protect the environment. Did you know that the United States throws away 35 million tons of food each year? That is an average of $2,200 worth of food annually per household or 300 lbs. per person. The following tips will help you lower that statistic and reduce the amount of money you waste on unconsumed food each year.
If your business has questions about waste management or recycling, contact Priority Waste. We can help you find more ways to reduce refuse.
If you walk into the average household, you can easily spot many things that are made of plastic. It’s a common find in modern society. It’s lightweight, versatile, and can last a long time. The problem is that it often ends up thrown away, adding to landfills and environmental pollution.
How Much Plastic Waste Does Your Community Produce?
A total of 242 million tons of plastic waste were generated globally in 2016. That amounts to 12% of municipal solid waste. East Asia and the Pacific were the top plastic waste producer with 57 million tons. Europe and Central Asia followed close behind with 45 million tons. North America came in third with 35 million tons.
Managing Plastic Waste at the Household Level
If every household was to change their behavior, we could put a dent in plastic waste. It all starts at home. Find ways to reduce your plastic consumption. Switch to reusable containers and fabric shopping bags. Stop buying bottled water and use a thermos for coffee and other beverages. Switch to cardboard over plastic. Other methods include switching to reusable razors, stop using single-use plastic straws, and try cloth diapers instead of disposable brands.
Push for Better Waste Management Policies
Know your local policies when it comes to waste management. Voice your opinion and push for improvement wherever it is needed. Each community is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Stay informed and make your opinion known.
Start a Plastic Recycling Program
Reusing and recycling can also reduce plastic waste. Find creative ways to get more use out of the plastic items you already have at home. Contact Priority Waste today to learn more about setting up a neighborhood or business recycling program.
Working with our local community provides us many opportunities to meet people and build new relationships. Priority Waste would like to take a moment to reflect on all that this year has brought us. We are thankful for our hardworking staff and our loyal customers. You help us feed our families and keep our company thriving. As you gather for this year’s feast, please know that we are grateful for all you do – whether you work for us or let us provide waste services for your home or business. We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving in 2018 and every year after!
3 Tips to Avoid Throwing Your Money Away
Dumpster rentals can be a real lifesaver. Maybe you need to clean up before a big move so you can get your deposit back. Perhaps you work in construction and need refuse hauled away so your crew can get the job done. Whether you have a goal or want to free your life of unwanted baggage, there are ways to do it without throwing your money away.
Size matters when it comes to dumpster rentals. You may be tempted to look for the biggest container you can find. Before you finalize your reservation, make sure you really need all that space. Priority Waste’s smaller containers can hold a lot of refuse – including furniture and other larger items. Rent what you need and cut down on the cost of your clean out.
Dumpster dimensions are only part of the equation when choosing a waste management company for your rental. You also need someone who is reliable. Imagine what would happen if you are planning construction work or a move and you need the job done by a certain time. What happens if the dumpster isn’t there on time? You could lose money by missing deadlines.
Get a better value out of your dumpster rental by packing the container properly. Break down anything that you can, then start loading bulky items. Materials that can compress, like cardboard or foam, can be laid along the bottom first. Fill in any gaps with smaller debris, so you have a solid base, and then work your way up.
Contact Priority Waste today to learn more about rental rates. We can help you save dollars on your dumpster with competitive prices and reliable service.
Priority Waste was formed by a group of individuals that have spent a lifetime in the Waste and Recycling Industry. Our staff and management have over 75 years combined experience servicing customers throughout Michigan and much of North America. Our focus is 100% on you, the customer! Read More.
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