Most businesses use a wide variety of printed material. Brochure or business card printing can use a great deal of paper. Responsible companies have a recycling policy because they recognise that recycling makes sense economically and environmentally. It also improves the image of an enterprise. Selecting professional printing services that use recycled material is a smart decision for all businesses.
There are five major reasons for a business to recycle paper.
- Recycling Paper helps the environment.
- Recycling paper is economically responsible.
- Recycling reduces waste and improves efficiency.
- Recycling promotes a clean, green image.
- Recycling paper produces jobs.
1. Recycling Paper Helps the Environment.
It is easy to assume that the small amount of material recycled in an individual office makes little difference environmentally. However, reproducing the effort of one business through the country leads to major improvements in the environment. The Australian Conservation Foundation has found that one tonne of recycled paper saves over 31,000 litres of water, 4,100 kilowatts of electricity and at least 13 trees. In a country as dry as Australia and with the threat of global warming, any savings are a significant contribution to improving the environment.
2. Recycling Paper is Economically Responsible
Simple steps to improve awareness of recycling in an office or shop can lead to significant savings for business. For example, when ordering material from printing services, a request for two side printing can save money for the company and is environmentally friendly.
The individual employee can also save costs by recycling paper in the office. Using the reverse side of printing paper for taking notes or printing drafts can make a similar contribution to saving the environment and reducing costs.
3. Recycling Reduces Waste and Improves Efficiency
Recycling material reduces waste. For example, recycling paper reduces the amount that goes to landfill. This in turn reduces the amount of waste produced by the company. Many garbage disposal companies cost their services according to weight or number of pickups per week. Recycling can reduce rubbish and the cost of waste services.
4. Recycling Paper Promotes a Clean Green Image.
A trustworthy image is vital for a business. Promoting the company’s use of recycled paper can enhance that image. A note on office stationery that the company uses recycled paper, shows that the enterprise is a responsible corporate citizen. Consumers are attracted to companies with a high degree of responsibility and reliability. Thus promoting a ‘green’ image leads to an increase in sales and reputation.
5. Recycling Paper Produces Jobs.
Recycling of any sort creates work in new green energy fields. More jobs mean more consumers with disposable income. Not only does responsible recycling result in helping the wider economy it also affects the growth of businesses in manufacturing or service fields.
All companies rely on print material for promotion via business card printing, brochure printing or paper for office purposes. Recycling those paper products has many benefits for businesses of all sizes. It is economically and environmentally advantageous and contributes towards community wealth. It also improves the image of the company in the marketplace.
In my essay, I evaluate the environmental benefits of recycling and its importance on our future. After all, there is now scientific evidence showing that global warming may be irreversible within 15 years, which means the world will start warming up non-stop until all life on earth is dead. Here I evaluate the environmental benefits of recycling and how this may help slow the global warming. Slowing global warming would be a good thing, as it will soon destroy the earth.
Recycling protects the environment. It means that fewer resources are needed to create products, which means less pollution and less decimation of our natural world. On the flip side, recycling is not always economically viable, which means a company or a person must do it without any financial reward, and since most people are motivated by money–it is safe to say that recycling is not a top priority for most people.
Recycled products may not last as long, but that argument has severe flaws. The quality of an item usually depends on the production/manufacture process and not the materials. For example, a consumer item may easily be created using high quality materials and yet be of a very poor quality. The reverse is also true, however, the fact that recycled products may (sometimes) be of a lower quality is a point against recycling. However, there are many times when the energy saved through recycling means that creating more than one through recycling saves enough energy and materials to make two products for the same energy/materials cost of making one from new. This means the process of recycling means even lower quality items are worth making because they can easily be replaced without excess energy/materials being spent/used.
There are many items that are not safe to recycle and many that are unhygienic to recycle. This means that some items may never be recycled both now and in the near future. On the flip side, there are a lot of products and materials that can be recycled, and the amount of pollution they save is massive. If there were a way of making unsafe and unhygienic things so that they may be recycled, then the reduction of pollution would extend even further.
Recycling is not widespread enough, and as long as there is no financial benefit to recycling it is unlikely that it will be widespread. This is a shame because there are financial benefits that will benefit the entire community and country. For example, less space in landfills means less need for taxes to pay for them. There is also the fact that more green jobs means more money in the pocket of the general public. More green jobs will also help the economy, which is going to help people lead better and healthier lives.
To conclude my evaluation, I find that recycling is obviously very important if we wish to slow the destruction of this planet. We need to do more to increase the amount of recycling that goes on in our country. We also need to find ways of recycling items that are unhygienic and/or unsafe.