June 17, 2010 by Tim No Comments
Single-stream recycling is a new and exciting trend developing across the recycling industry, from municipal to special events and everywhere in between. A single-stream recycling program:
- Collects all recyclable material into one uniform container
- Once collected the recyclables are transported to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
- At the facility the materials are sorted and prepared for reuse
This is an important step in the right direction as it simplifies the separation process making it easier to recycle with minimal thought and maximum program participation. Single-stream recycling also requires fewer containers to be purchased which reduces costs and saves program dollars.
Single-stream recycling can be used to maximize participation in a recycling program in several ways including:
- Making it easier for users to recycle
- Replacing several containers with one clearly marked co-mingled container
- Making it easy to identify with custom branding options
All of these elements combined work to make sure that more materials end up in recycling bins instead of the garbage which:
- Reduces landfill sizes
- Toxic gas emissions
- Conserves our natural resources
One way to also improve the recycling process is by using Busch Systems recycling bins to build a single-stream program. Busch’s extensive line of co-mingled lid configurations improve the recycling process and build a more successful single-stream program.
Busch Systems containers are made with a minimum of 35% recycled content, are 100% recyclable and made in North America. This means that Busch products are not expelling large amounts of gas from overseas shipping. It also means Busch recycling bins use fewer natural resources in production and destruction.
For information: www.buschsystems.com