The Importance of Empowering Communities to Practice Recycling

Blog | January 23rd, 2018

We are living in a world that is increasingly becoming self-aware of its own consumption. There has been a renewed push toward making sustainability a priority in places all over the world. While recycling can seem like a small thing, it actually can make a big difference in the world. That is why we believe that there is a real power in getting your local community into recycling. Here at Melbourne Metal Recycling, we know first-hand the impact that scrapping, recycling, and reusing can have. Let’s talk a little bit about how you can bring that impact back to your own communities.

The Impact of Recycling

Nobody has ever recycled a single glass bottle or scrapped a single sheet of metal and felt like they have changed the world. However, when hundreds and thousands of individuals practice recycling on a daily basis, you are suddenly looking at a massive impact. Metaphorically speaking, a single drop of water is nothing but an ocean is just a collection of those same water droplets. In that same manner, we believe in approaching recycling as a community-wide practice. Let’s look specifically at how recycling scrap metal can have an impact on your life.

Environmental Sustainability
– Rather than letting the old boat or car in your backyard rot, scrap it or sell it to professional recyclers like us here at Melbourne Metal Recycling. By recycling, you cut down on the consumption of precious resources as well as all of the energy that goes into harvesting said resources.

Improves Appearances – We don’t have to go too far to find someone with a friend who has a yard filled with old appliances or rusted out vehicles. As much as it pains us to say, having those kinds of yards can directly hurt the value of your own home! Nobody wants to see a lawn filled with junk. Communities who recycle their junk-filled yards will see their neighborhood visually improve all while helping the environment and saving some money.

Landfill Reduction – Scrap metal can quickly bog up a landfill while contaminating the soil that it rests on. Old cars, boats and other metal objects can leach toxic chemicals into the soil which can then sweep away to the rest of the area thanks to the rain. When you recycle these same harmful objects, you reduce your landfill obligations while improving the very health of the soil that you walk on.

Recycling isn’t some task that should have you reaching for a cape and a superhero nickname. Instead, it is an obligation that people should proudly take up in order to improve their lives and the lives of those around them.