A lot of us remember the days when the only things that ever got recycled were glass bottles with a deposit. Remember Boy Scout newspaper drives? We’d save our old newspapers so the Scouts could earn extra money. Now the bins at home get the paper. Sorry Scouts, but it is faster and easier than saving big piles for a month.
The United States is getting greener with our efforts. If you had told baby boomers fifty years ago that they now would be saving coffee grounds, melon rinds, and banana peels under the sink, they might have thought you crazy. After all, we had these new-fangled garbage disposals for that stuff. Think the “good old days” were better when it came to reusing, recycling, and other environmentally responsible actions? That’s just not true. How many people do you know who toss aluminum cans into the regular trash now? It used to be a common occurrence just ten years ago.
Our company, Junk King, recycles and donates up to 60% of the material we collect—that is after the stuff has already been culled through for easily recyclable items. We keep more and more material out of the landfills—sorting the stuff we haul into more and more categories. We’ve built partnerships with recyclers and charities to make it work. It’s not always the easiest way to do things, but it is the right thing to do. Junk King as a company, and America as a whole, is getting greener. More and better methods for reusing and recycling are popping up daily. It’s progress. It’s green. And it helps make our world a cleaner place.