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Turn Recycling Into a Good Obsession

October 22, 2009

Recycling trash canRecycling requires consciousness of mind.  Every time you open a cracker box, a soda can or read your favorite magazine, automatically remind yourself to recycle it, which means to separate it from the rest of the trash.  It’s as simple as that and it doesn’t take much time to do.

The utility companies in most Florida towns provide smart carts for recycling items.  Glass, metal and plastics can be collected jointly, separating paper and cardboards from them. When I began doing this I became aware of how much waste we generate at home and feel relieved because I’m doing something about it. It is of general knowledge that recycling reduces the waste materials in landfills, creates jobs and maintains the ecological balance by not having to mine as many raw materials.

Recycling wasn’t part of my upbringing.  Once I integrated it as part of my lifestyle, I continued to make simple changes.  One change I made was to begin using our Fresh from Florida reusable shopping bags to buy my fruits and vegetables instead of using plastic bags that crowd my pantry space.

REcycle truck

I’m continuing to expand my consciousness of mind regarding waste management, and it is becoming a very good obsession.  Starting recycling habits at home could be the first step to develop them further in your agricultural business.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) , “petroleum-based plastics are used for agricultural products such as pesticide containers, silage bags, hay bale wrap and other packaging, mulch film, irrigation materials including drip tape, greenhouse covers, and planting pots and trays.  Currently most agricultural plastics are disposed of on-farm by either burning or burying.  Neither of these options is desirable.  By recycling, versus burning or burying, farmers and landowners can improve air and water quality as well as provide plastic for recycling thus reducing embedded energy consumption for the nation.

Do you use any recycling methods in your agribusiness? Let us know all about it!

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