The benefits of recycling plastic to the economy

January 26, 2017

With much of our used plastic ending up in landfill sites, it's vital we dispose of it properly - and not just because doing so has a positive impact on the environment. It's no secret that recycling plastic is an important step to going green - but it's great for the economy too.

How will the economy benefit from this?

Recycling plastic reduces expenditures in many ways. The more that's recycled, the less there is that goes to landfill - which means companies could save a significant amount of money on waste disposal costs. In the UK alone, 275,000 tonnes of plastic are used every year - and the collection and disposal of plastic bottles costs local councils £100 million annually. That's why it's now more important than ever to be sustainable.

What about employment opportunities?

However, there are also other valuable benefits to recycling plastic, such as creating more employment opportunities. It opens the door to more careers in environmental industries, especially for collection and sorting facilities. On average, as a result of expanding sorting, manufacturing and reprocessing sectors, for every 1,000 additional tonnes of plastic bottles recycled, there will be 11 more full-time jobs.

What can we do to help?

Of course, there's no immediate cash return for recycling plastic, but in the long-run, it's guaranteed to reduce manufacturing costs - and maintain them. Whether you're a private or domestic client, at GD Environmental, we can help you work towards a greener, cheaper future. We're a Welsh waste management company that's committed to disposing of all your hazardous and non-hazardous items safely and efficiently.

Whether you're a home or business owner, our state-of-the-art facilities will recycle all your unwanted plastics - so for a cost-effective solution, chat to our team today.