In our modern world, it’s simply not avoidable that we’re going to generate a sizeable amount of trash each week. This is a situation that continues to concern environmental groups who track the problems that waste creates for our environment. That’s why organizations are promoting recycling as an effective and efficient way to deal with the rising amount of waste.
Worldwide, consumers are generating more waste than ever before. Fortunately, recycling can reduce the negative impact on our environment, and today, the recycling industry is not only expanding but evolving. That’s due to investments and innovations within the fast-growing waste and recycling industry.
Recycling companies are a $116 billion industry in the U.S. These companies are responsible for disposing of roughly 260 million tons of waste each year. This amounts to 4.4 pounds of waste for every American on a daily basis. With that kind of volume, recycling companies are looking to advanced technology to improve operations.