One of the easiest ways to be friendly to the environment is by recycling. You can recycle just about anything in your home – aluminum cans, plastic bottles, paper, cardboard boxes, clothing, furniture, and electronics, to name a few options. And, while we all know the basics of recycling and why it is good for the environment (for example, many of us understand recycling helps us to generate less trash and preserve landfill space), here are three other benefits of recycling that you may not have considered before:
• It creates jobs – According to the National Recycling Coalition, recycling in the United States is a $236 billion-a-year industry, and there are more than 56,000 recycling and reuse companies that employ more than one million people nationwide.
• It saves energy – According to Stark State College, aluminum cans require 95 percent less energy to manufacture when they are manufactured using recycled materials. This is just one of many examples showing how recycling saves energy.
• It protects wildlife – When we use recycled materials, we reduce the need to further damage forests, rivers, and other places essential to wildlife to gather the resources to manufacture our products.
At One 51 Place, we encourage our residents to recycle in any way they can. The next time you want to throw away a plastic bottle or piece of paper, consider the above information and think about recycling it instead. Contact our leasing office to learn more about recycling opportunities in our community. Also, you may be interested to learn that the nearest offsite collection center to our apartments for rent in Alachua, Florida, is the Alachua/High Springs Rural Collection Center, which accepts many types of recyclable materials.
And, if you are not yet a resident of our community, but would like to learn more about being one, feel free to contact One 51 Place or stop by our leasing office. Our apartments feature professionally designed color schemes in beige, taupe, or gray, with the color reflected in the walls, carpeting, countertops, ceiling fans, and more.