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Recycling in brief

To focus the problem of garbage, we must bear in mind that waste is a problem of scale and order. Order, in the sense that we all like our house to be in order, for everything to be in its place and for there to be a certain level of organization. In terms of scale, …

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Recycling creates employment: less garbage, more employment

The environmental recycling benefits that we have seen in previous chapters may fail to convince those who lack a developed ecological understanding or awareness of the environment. However, everyone is aware of the importance of employment, especially after witnessing the last economic crisis.

Recycling is cheaper than not recycling

After seeing the clear relationship between GDP and waste, let’s see the economic balance in recycling or not. Municipalities, on the one hand, receive income from recycled waste, while on the other, they are paying taxes for waste that is not adequately segregated, the rejection fraction that ends up in incinerators or landfills.

GDP and waste

Waste recycling not only has positive effects on the environment but also at an economic level, since it contributes to the GDP, and at a social level, as a generator of employment.

Global warming and waste

The greenhouse effect is necessary for life on Earth. However, humans’ actions are increasing this greenhouse effect, and the consequence is that the Earth is warming up.