Posts Tagged ‘waste’

Recently I came across an article on Huffingtonpost.com discussing recycling advocates and their interesting recycling habits.  Did you know that those who tend to recycle more often tend to also ‘waste’ more?

Wait, what?

Yes, the previous statement is actually true!  Those who consider themselves avid recyclers also tend to use/waste more materials when they are aware that the materials are going to be disposed of properly and eventually reused.

The article states,

“…They linked the answers with previous studies that showed how people who try to behave in an eco-friendly manner often trade off and rationalize their behavior, such as saying it is okay to do a non-green thing because something else they do balances it out. In this case, they concluded that the people in the experiment used the recycling option as a way to allow themselves to use more waste because it was going to be recycled.”

Do you find yourself using more materials, food, etc. when you know that it’s going to be recycled of properly?

Check out the entire article here!

At Upstate Metal Recycling we take great pride in taking your collected scrap metal to help avoid your recyclable waste ending up in a landfill. If you’re interested in recycling your own scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling will take your car batteries, steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ them on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.

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A big “kudos” goes out to car manufacturer, General Motors!  Businessgreen.com recently posted an article highlighting GM on their recycling.  General Motors doesn’t just recycle; they RECYCLE!  Last year, GM had a total of one billion dollars in recycling revenue.

“The company confirmed that it recycles 90 per cent of its worldwide manufacturing waste and has 105 landfill-free facilities across the globe, a figure it aims to raise to 125 by the end of the decade.”

As part of the waste reduction push plants in India, Thailand and Russia have replaced wooden pallets with reusable plastic, saving 566 tons of waste, while new auto paint robots and processes to reduce the use of paint thinner have saved up to 200 tons across two plants.”

General Motors is setting a great example for other big companies to start taking notice on the environment. Not only do they make it a point to recycle their unused material, but they’re also creating vehicle models that are more eco-friendly and fuel efficient.

“GM already sells six models with some form of electrification, including the Spark EV and the Chevrolet Volt, known as the Vauxhall Ampera in the UK, and intends to put 500,000 electric or hybrid electric cars onto US roads by 2017.”

Check out the entire article here.

At Upstate Metal Recycling we take great pride in taking your collected scrap metal to help avoid your recyclable waste ending up in a landfill. If you’re interested in recycling your own scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling will take your car batteries, steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ them on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.