Arguably the biggest challenge with recycling is getting people to do it. With the world’s population now exceeding 7 billion, the amount of material goods produced each day (and associated waste) is at an all-time high. Recycling, even at its best, is not the full answer. Ultimately there will have to be modifications in how things are produced and consumed. Indeed the risk is that people will assume basic recycling efforts are all that is necessary, avoiding more comprehensive solutions. Nevertheless, there are few who doubt a valuable role for recycling in the efficient use of world resources. But even the most basic recycling efforts are wasted if the population doesn’t participate.
Think of how many residential recycling containers are underutilized, or not used at all, simply because it’s left up to the individual consumer to go through the process of separation and disposal. If the person is in a hurry, or uncertain about what goes where, or just lazy, the job doesn’t get done. Comprehensive implementation has always been the gravel in the gears of most well-intended recycling initiatives.
The beauty of the USA Recycling Industries business model is that it makes citizen participation in recycling completely painless and virtually invisible. That’s because the company works primarily with the huge automotive aftermarket service industry, collecting the mountain of used tires, batteries, oil filters, lubricants, metals, and other scrap materials, and seeing that they are all recycled and not dumped in the nation’s landfills. And yet it’s essentially imperceptible to the service center’s customers. To the average car owner, it’s simply a matter of taking their car in for normal servicing, something they’ve always done and will continue to do. They have no idea that they are an integral part of an impressive recycling program.
USA Recycling operates through carefully designed partnerships to provide nationwide service, making recycling easy and efficient for auto service centers, but even easier for the countless consumers that help clean up America without even knowing it.
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