Manassas, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2013
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average United States citizen generates approximately 1,600 pounds of garbage each year. It can easily be argued in most circumstances that this waste could be decreased with some effort. Now think about a family of four producing a quart of waste in 365 days. Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? But that is exactly what California resident Bea Johnson has accomplished.
In an April 22, 2013 article at the San Francisco Chronicle, Johnson, her husband and two children live a life based on sustainability in a way that far exceeds even the “greenest” Americans. The author of “Zero Waste Home,” Johnson details her simplified lifestyle in her book and on the popular blog that features the same name. Johnson’s story is equally interesting in that her mission for sustainability also came with a financial reward, reducing the family’s spending by a whopping 40 percent.
While EnviroSolutions, Inc. realizes a zero waste lifestyle is a tough mark to hit for most families, there are numerous steps that can be taken in reducing the amount of garbage a household produces. Take, for example, cereal. Most popular cereals feature not one, but two containers: A box and the bag inside. Johnson utilizes her own containers and buys her dry goods in bulk. However, simply buying bagged cereal instead of cereal bagged and boxed immediately decreases the item’s waste by 50 percent. “Most bagged cereals are cheaper than boxed cereals,” says Marc Shaener, Director of Market Development at EnviroSolutions, Inc. “So, not only do you reduce your waste, you open up some room in your budget. It’s a win-win.”
A secondary step toward sustainability in waste management is recycling and recycling services. EnviroSolutions, Inc. offers several recycling services in conjunction with its waste solutions. One of the most popular forms of recycling today is “single-stream” or “comingled” recycling. This allows consumers to place all of their recyclable materials into a single container. The container’s contents are then sorted at EnviroSolutions, Inc. Because consumers aren’t required to take the time to sort the recyclables themselves, they are statistically more likely to “recycle” instead of throwing away all their waste into a trash bin.
Other common forms of recycling offered by EnviroSolutions, Inc. include the recycling of construction materials, organic waste, and electronic devices and accessories.
About EnviroSolutions, Inc.
For over a decade, EnviroSolutions has been providing waste collection, disposal and recycling services in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. With a targeted focus on customer service and safety, as well as a commitment to the environmental health and the communities of the areas they serve, EnviroSolutions provides complete waste service to the regions they serve including trash hauling, landfill services, and recycling services. Visit ESIWaste.com today for more information.