Recycle More? Recycle Less!
Today is a day manufacturers and consumers alike join together to increase recycling awareness for America Recycles Day – it’s a benefit for all of us in a number of ways.
All day, people have offered up easy tips to improve your recycling habits:
- “Bring grocery bags back to the store”
- “You don’t have to waste water rinsing cans anymore”
- “You can still recycle the top half of the pizza box”
All these tips are great, but I actually think we’d do better by recycling less.
That’s not a typo. I think we should recycle less.
“How’s That?!” you cry.
I’ll tell you how:
We Should Recycle LESS by using less in the first place.
Of course I think every where and every way we can we should recycle & repurpose items before we send them to the dump.
But on top of that, we should focus on needing to use less in the first place so we don’t have to worry about what to do with the waste later.
Here at York Saw & Knife, we’ve cut back on our waste with paperless invoicing, and our facility is 0 hazardous waste output, meaning anything that does leave this place is 100% safe for the regular trash, recycling, or wastewater system. What waste we do have we do our best to recycle or reclaim as much as possible.
We’ve also spent the last 106 years helping reduce material waste across manufacturing by engineering machine blades that wear less and make some of the most accurate, reliable cuts around.
You could even say we cut our teeth on waste reduction.
So, how about you?
What steps are you taking to recycle less by reducing waste from the start?