Benefits of recycling trucks

It is well known that, when you recycle, the costs of production, waste collection, land fill and incineration drop. It also helps families, communities and companies to save money, as well the earth to save energy.

Well-designed recycling programs are incredibly important. Communities have many recycling options available to make their programs more cost effective by, for example, maximizing recycling rates, or incentives in waste management contracts that encourage disposal companies to recycle more and dispose of less. Therefore, there are companies that offer incentives when reusing truck parts, or turn them to recycle so they become something else. Instead of making new truck parts and wasting companies’ and the earth’s energy, the option could be recycling trucks.

Next, we consider some of the many factors why recycling is beneficial for both the earth and the people. When aluminum is recycled, it takes 95% less energy than it does to make it from scratch. Also, recycled steel saves 60%, recycled newspaper saves 40%, 70% from plastic, and 40% from glass. This does not include the energy savings, as well as the by-products of incineration and landfilling.

In 2000, recycling saved the energy equal to the amount used in 6 million homes. In 2005, this rose to be as much as 9 million homes saved in energy. Recycling helps conserve natural resources, such as water, minerals or timber. Recycling eases the demand for natural resources that can even cause wars over timber and minerals that have displaced more than 20 million people and are causing expenses for at least $12 million.

Recycling also reduces the need for mining, one of the world’s most deadly occupation, killing an average of 40 mine workers every day. It also saves toxic emissions that result from the mining industry.

Trucks are mainly made up of mined metals, such as aluminum, copper, steel and plastic. Every time one of its parts is made, energy resources are wasted and pollution contaminates the atmosphere. When these get old and stop working, they are dismembered and thrown away, filling up space in landfills, besides polluting the environment even more as these are burned out to make space in landfills. If, instead of remaking truck parts from scratch, they come from recycling materials, all of these hassles are saved, and the truck parts are almost as pure and resistant as the original ones.

These are only some of the many benefits of recycling. It can save people money, resources to the earth, production energy to the industries and, if there is a good recycling program made, this could be a new lifestyle for the future. It can show you that you don’t need to make new products and to extract new minerals every time, but can reuse and recycle the minerals that are already in use. This is especially true for truck recycling, since they are the vehicles that take more resources for being the largest. We invite you not to think about twice and start your recycling programs.