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Not only is recycling a wonderful way to positively impact the environment, it also supports the local and national economy. Each year alone, recycling generates $200 billion in the United States’ economy. As the global population and international economies only continue to grow, the demand for finite natural resources will only intensify. With globalization and increased competition, the need for our local economies to become more productive and less reliant on finite resources becomes all the more important. Fortunately, recycling efforts help support economic prosperity and provide one solution to a resource-confined future.

Job Creation

According to the EPA, recycling accounts for 757,000 jobs and $36.6 billion in wages across America. This makes green jobs essential to our economy and fundamental to supporting hundreds of thousands of families throughout the nation. The industry offers excellent opportunities for middle-income workers and individuals with limited education.

Supports Local Government to Fund the Most Important Needs within Your Community

The EPA’s 2016 Recycling Economic Information (REI) Report found that recycling generated $6.7 billion in local and state tax revenues in 2007 – with data suggesting these numbers will continue to climb in the future. $6.7 billion is a substantial amount of money for the government to reinvest in welfare programs, the educational system, infrastructure, and other important needs within the local community.

Reduces Energy Consumption

Recycling significantly reduces energy consumption. One ton of mixed paper recycled is the equivalent of saving 165 gallons of gasoline in terms of carbon dioxide reduction. After all, one aluminum can alone can produce enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours if reused and recycled.

Reduces the Costs Associated with Trash Disposal

The process of recycling is less expensive than disposing of trash in society and companies can save real money with recycling. The movement, organization, and combustion of trash adds up. Meanwhile, purchasing re-manufactured goods from recycled materials saves businesses and consumers money; many products made from recycled materials require less energy overall to produce.

Support the Community and a Better Tomorrow: Increase Your Recycling Efforts

The more you recycle locally, the more you are helping the local economy and a better future for all. Ethically, logically, financially, increasing recycling efforts within your organization and at home only makes sense. As a family-owned and operated organization committed to helping North and South Carolina businesses better their recycling efforts, Ever Green Environmental has been leading the way to a greener future for decades. If you would like to learn more about how Ever Green Environmental can innovate your company’s recycling processes, contact us today at 864.230.9800 or fill out our online contact form.

Recycling contributes to numerous beneficial societal impacts every day in the U.S. and around the world. It supports sustainable manufacturing processes, prevents waste from accruing in our oceans, cleans up our environment, and positively impacts our economy. While most people regularly recycle, an Ipsos Public Affairs study in 2011 found that only half of adults recycle daily. Recycling consistently adds up to create tremendous benefits for our world.

15 Interesting Facts about How Impactful Recycling Can Be
  1. Reaching recycling levels of 75% in the United States would generate a net of 1,500,000 million new jobs nationally.
  2. Recycling generates $200 billion in the U.S. economy annually.
  3. For multiple materials, such as tin cans, recycling conserves up to 95% of the fresh water used in our mining and manufacturing processes.
  4. A mere 5 plastic bottles can create enough fiber to fill one ski jacket.
  5. Every hour, Americans throw away 2,500,000 plastic bottles.
  6. The entire commercial air fleet in the U.S. could be built four times over with the amount of aluminum thrown away annually within our country.
  7. The average person could recycle over 25,000 cans throughout their lifetime if he or she recycled consistently.
  8. A single aluminum can recycled can generate enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours.
  9. 26,000,000 trees are cut down annually to produce the Sunday paper.
  10. Recycling a 3-foot stack of newspapers can save one tree.
  11. Over 28,000,000,000 glass jars and bottles wind up in landfills annually. This piles up equivalently to the size of the Empire State Building every 1.5 weeks.
  12. One hundred million homes could be heated for 10 years with the amount of wood and paper that is thrown out annually in the United States.
  13. On average, the US throws out about 1,000,000,000 trees worth of paper every year.
  14. It can take over 500 years for plastic to decompose in our landfills.
  15. Reaching recycling levels of 75% in the United States is the equivalent to removing 55,000,000 cars from the roads annually in terms of the environmental and CO2 impact.

 

How You Can Help

Increasing the amount that we recycle is one of the best ways to control our finite natural resources. Read more about 6 Common Items People Don’t Realize Are Recyclable. Recycling more consistently is a very attainable goal as a society. Making recycling a regular habit can make a major impact over the long run.
If you would like to learn more information on how you can help make more of an impact for your business, reach out to Ever Green Environmental today at 864.230.9800. We have been working in the recycling business for over 25 years to create a more sustainable future.
 

If you own a business, it’s likely that many people ask you about your business endeavors and how your business works. We’ve been told by several business owners that more and more customers and clients want to know how their business is making a positive impact on the environment and how companies can save real money with recycling. This is even when their business has nothing to do with the environment or its impacts. The fact of the matter is, more and more people are caring about how they invest their money and if a business is being environmentally mindful. For this reason, the team at Ever Green Environmental are giving all of our business owner friends three recycling terms that everyone should understand!

Carbon Footprint

This term is something that many people know about already. If you watch any type of news, it’s easy to catch businesses being scrutinized for the carbon footprint they leave. A carbon footprint is left by everyone. It’s what we wear, the food we eat, etc. The best thing that you can do for your business is to reduce your carbon footprint as much as possible. When someone asks, be ready to tell them the steps that your business is consistently taking to reduce your carbon footprint. This is primarily done through recycling and other eco-friendly solutions.

Zero Waste to Landfill

Have you ever seen those videos of families and individuals who literally consume zero trash. They keep a mason jar of the trash they’ve utilized over a course of 3 years. A small, little mason jar! Having sustainability and recycling goals helps to prove that you are working to eliminate waste that goes into the landfill. Zero waste to landfill is always a great goal to achieve but so many business owners find themselves stumped on how to achieve this. If you generate material within your company that just can’t be recycled, consider the option of waste-to-energy disposal. These specific facilities taking it in gather enough trash that it creates energy through combustion.

Sustainability

Finally, a word that every business owner should already know is sustainability. Business owners need to understand the need for sustainability within their own environment. Doing things that minimally impact the environment shows that you are aware of the need for sustainability and you are doing everything possible to address it. Eliminating waste to landfill, decreasing your carbon footprint, etc. These are all perfect ways to help your business prove its awareness towards sustainability.
All of these recycling terms are attainable goals that you can start doing today, right this second! For more information on commercial recycling services in Greenville as well as tips that every business owner should understand within the recycling world, contact Ever Green Environmental today. Call us at 864.230.9800.

School is back in action and what better ways than learning some tips and tricks to keep school lunches eco-friendly.

Using prepackaged food is extremely easy in a morning rush.

More often than not eating prepackaged food is less healthy and not to mention the footprint it leaves on the environment everyday these items are thrown out filling landfills and the ocean.

Reusable containers.

Instead of using single use sandwich bags invest in some reusable containers and go for trash free lunches. They come in different colors and patterns that make them extremely fun for kids.

Meat and dairy products have a high impact on the environment.

Even though your kids may not realize what that means you will want to get creative when making their lunches. Themes for each day of the week can be exciting, meatless Mondays can be a good starting point. Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches are a good standby option, but think ahead and plan for hummus wraps or soups.

It’s okay to be picky, sometimes.

Taking a closer look what is in the meat you are using. Processed meat can be high in sodium and can be harmful to digest. Shopping for organic, antibiotic-free meat and dairy items are a healthier option.

Keep it local.

Buying produce from local producers can help reduce the carbon footprint but more importantly helps the community you live in. Get the kids out and start a family garden with some plants and use them in your meals.

Go with the season.

Crops have seasons and if the particular food you want isn’t in season where you live its more than likely being shipped in from somewhere else. Changing meals with the seasons can also help the kids not get bored with the same meals.

Dirty dozen.

We understand eating all organic isn’t always an option for financial reasons. If so stay away from the “dirty dozen”. This is a group of foods that have more exposure to pesticides. These foods are apples, celery, sweet bell peppers, peaches, strawberries, nectarines, grapes, spinach, lettuce, cucumber, blueberries, and potatoes.

Water bottle.

Packing sodas and juice boxes is an easy way out. Even though most schools offer recycling choosing to use an eco-friendly water bottle is better. Take the kids and pick a water bottle full of personality to match theirs.

Encourage a green thumb.

Getting crafty at home is always a terrific idea and encouraging a green thumb is the best option. Creating a compost pile at home is a great way to demonstrate giving back to the soil. Get the kids involved by encouraging them to bring home the core of their apple and pits of their peaches.

It’s time to leave the kids table behind.

Society has started the idea of “kid food” being less healthy and more processed food than their parents. Being healthy can be fun so let the kids live a healthy life with plenty of greens on their plate.


To learn more about our Greenville recycling services contact the Ever Green Environmental team today at (864) 239-9800 or email.

Greenville, SC is an absolutely phenomenal place to own a commercial business. It has all of the necessary resources that help to make your company thrive. Whether you are a smaller commercial company or a large corporation, commercial recycling services are something that every business should take advantage of. Ever Green Environmental is Greenville’s premier recycling company offering a variety of recycling solutions for any size business. No matter what your recycling volume may be, Ever Green Environmental is here to help and help you save real money with recycling.

Meeting Your Needs

In the Upstate of South Carolina, there are a large range of commercial businesses. From small startups to large industrial corporations, Ever Green Environmental has had experience in working with all sizes. It is, for this reason, that we offer a variety of options and solutions to meet your company’s recycling needs. We recognize that all companies have different needs. We offer services that include pick up anywhere from one to five times a week. If you are unsure of your process, we have the capability of custom designing a recycling process that meets both your sustainability and financial goals.

Reducing Landfill Dependency and Saving You Energy

No matter how big or small, your company can make a large impact on the amount of trash that is sent to our Greenville landfill. We want to make it as easy as possible for you and your employees to recycle. We offer single stream recycling which allows you to place all of your recycling items into one bin. We will pick it up and sort it out, making the process tremendously easy for your customers and employees. Additionally, partnering with us means that you can ensure your liability on dumping electronics and the dangers of improperly handling your e-waste recycling needs. We provide a certificate of recycling documentation for your electronics that you have decided to recycle. This means that we can track all of your assets from start to finish, providing a secure paper trail.

Ultimately, our goal is to make the Upstate of South Carolina a better place to live. By reducing landfill waste and encouraging commercial recycling, we hope to sustain our environment for future generations. Commercial recycling services in Greenville, SC have never been more affordable. With easy to implement solutions, why wouldn’t you want to improve your surroundings?

For more information about commercial recycling services in the Upstate of South Carolina, email or call Ever Green Environmental today at 864.230.9800. We look forward to working with you in the future!

Myth – People don’t want to buy recycled products.
Truth – Markets exist for all of the commonly collected recycled materials and demand is high. People are motivated by both economics and their conscience to purchase goods made from recycled products!

This just simply isn’t true! Markets exist for all of the commonly collected recycled materials and the demand is ever increasing. People are motivated by both their conscience and economics to purchase goods made from recycled products! Over $5 billion worth of products made from recycled materials are sold each year!
Article compliments of Perfect Rubber Mulch – 10 Myths About Recycling

Commercial Business Recycling Programs

We already know what you are thinking. We know what you are going to say before you are going to say it. “Arenas are big and no one has time to sort out the recycling of a big crowd. Additionally, doing that is costly!” If this is what you think, it’s time to learn about the benefits of single stream recycling within a commercial arena. At Ever Green Environmental, we want to focus on the positive impacts that you can have on both your company and your surrounding environment. Learning about the benefits of single stream recycling in a commercial arena is essential to the growth of your community and your business!

Benefit #1: Save Money on Waste Charges

If you own any type of large commercial property, specifically an arena, you’ve come to understand that trash is not cheap. The hauling fee alone is pretty hefty already. Once you’ve hauled it away, the tipping fee at the landfill will take that number and, depending on where you live, the price can multiply exponentially. The national average for tipping fees in the U.S. is currently $45/ton. How many tons does that mean for your arena? With single stream recycling, there is no tipping fee charge. The only fee you will pay is a haul away fee. This means that you can save $45/ton on your trash. Why wouldn’t you try it simply on this benefit alone?

Benefit #2: The Ease of Single Stream

Recycling has never been easier at Ever Green Environmental. Single stream recycling means that everything goes into the same bin. There’s no need to separate the plastics, paper, metals, etc. With everything in one bin, Ever Green Environmental makes single stream recycling easy to do and very public friendly in any arena.

Benefit #3: Reducing Landfill Waste

Ultimately, being a commercial property that is actively recycling and making a difference in the community speaks volumes within your community. This easy, less expensive alternative is the perfect way to reduce your waste bill and reduce the landfill waste. Not only will your community thank you, but also your tax break will be good.

Ever Green Environmental is here to help you dispose of your waste in the most efficient way possible, while also helping in an environmentally friendly way. We are ready to help your commercial arena transition to a single stream recycling program that gives you all the benefits. For more information, Act Now or contact us today at 864.230.9800.

Myth – we already recycle as much as we can.
Truth – There are many products making their way to landfills that could easily be recycled. There is a lot of room for improvement!

Over the last few decades we have made great strides in increasing the amount of products that are recycled but we can still do a lot more. There is room for improvement both in terms of increasing recycling rates for traditional materials and developing new ways to recycle products that haven’t been recycled before. To put it into perspective, Americans on average recycle around 28% of their household waste but in some communities that number is as high as 50%! Just think of the impact that getting the nationwide average that high could have!
Article compliments of Perfect Rubber Mulch – 10 Myths About Recycling 

Single stream recycling from Ever Green Environmental is easy. We will help you develop a comprehensive, simple to implement recycling program.
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Have you ever stopped to think if your business may be throwing away all sorts of waste that could be recycled? In this week’s blog we’ll showcase a few areas where you may be able to reduce the amount of waste that is going into area landfills while also saving you money at the same time.
Below are a few of the common areas where businesses are throwing away a large amount of waste that could actually be recycled.
Paper
Almost every business goes through large amounts of paper over the course of any given week or month. Even with the advances in email and Internet communications, businesses still generate a large amount of waste in the form of paper. Why not focus on going paperless in 2015 using cloud based technologies as well as recycling what paper you do generate?
Electronic Waste_22575493_xsChances are you have a large amount of old electronics taking up valuable space inside your office or storage areas. Why not get rid of that electronic waste so that you can put all of that storage space to good use? By partnering with Ever-Green Recycling we can accept all types of electronics and will properly dispose of it to ensure that nothing ends up in our local landfill.
Bio-Medical Waste
If you are a medical facility, you likely have to deal with the proper disposal of your bio-medical waste. Unlike many other providers, we only charge you for the boxes that you use. We do not require long-term commitments and require no minimums. Contact us today to be setup on a route service to handle all of your bio-medical waste.
No Need To Separate Recyclables With Single Stream Recycling
One of the reasons that many businesses are reluctant to signup for recycling services is the need to separate all of their paper, glass, plastic, aluminum and cardboard. With Ever-Green Recycling we offer single stream recycling where you place all of your recyclables in one container and we do the sorting for you at our Spartanburg recycling facility.
Need More Information on our Business Recycling Programs?
If you’re looking for more information about our business recycling programs, give us a call today at 864-230-9800. We’ll be happy to come out to your office to show you how we can make your company Ever Green through our business recycling programs.