Segregation of waste brings tangible benefits:
- reducing the mass of waste that pollutes the environment,
- increasing environmental awareness,
- developing habits of orderliness, thrift and economy,
- reducing the threat to the environment and human health,
- extending the life of the landfill,
- acquisition of secondary raw materials,
- lower consumption of natural resources,
- orderly waste management,
- cheaper system of selective waste collection,
- reduced cost of operating the landfill,
- reduces energy consumption by 75%
- protects 17 trees from being cut down in the production of each ton (only recycled paper is used in the production of recycled paper!)
- reduces water consumption by about 60%
- reduces air pollution by about 75%
Re-circulating a stack of newspapers 125 cm high saves a 6-meter pine tree. The cellulose fibers used to make paper can be recycled 6 times! Glass recycling: Glass products are often found in our homes. They are harmless, durable, airtight and aesthetically pleasing. They are perfectly suitable for wide use, moreover, they can be re-melted into other products an unlimited number of times.
- reduces the extraction of raw materials for glass production (sand, limestone, soda, etc.), thereby reducing environmental degradation,
- reduces water consumption used in production by about 50%,
- saves energy consumed in the production process by about 30%,
- reduces production waste by 97%,
- reduces air pollution by 14-20%.
Plastics: They are created by processing crude oil, a non-renewable resource whose reserves are shrinking at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, due to their chemical structure, they are practically undegradable. They must also not be burned, as a great deal of carcinogens then enter the air.