Don´t get awarded, get rich
Every year, given the population growth and consumption habits, the trash is increasing in our communities. Sometimes, waste yards collapse abruptly.
Over 75% of electronic waste ends up in waste yards and probably nobody ever wonders how this concerning amount of lead is affecting our health in a near future.
Nevertheless, if you are not an environmentally aware person you must know you can profit from garbage.
What can be recycled?
Today we can recycle almost everything, but there is a profitable industry recycling steel, batteries, electronics plastic and paper.
Let us take for instance the recycling of paper. Making paper from scratch takes an enormous amount of trees.
Every year because of our own consumption habits companies are chopping millions of acres of forests, sometimes more than we are planting back.
The United States alone waste 208 million tons of paper every year, an important figure if you realize that the U.S. has less than 5% of world´s population.
However, the production of paper reaches millions of tons every year because of its use in a wide variety of products and applications such as office paper, envelopes, packaging and of course the most important of all, the newspaper.
Why is it so profitable?
That´s easy to answer because there are tons of raw material coming for disposal every day.
While making paper from trees needs a very complicated framework comprising environmental permits, chopping and transporting costs, recycling paper it is both cheaper and easier.
The raw material is coming from your local waste yard, which saves your company lots of money in human resources and transporting fares.
Another thing to consider, it is the fact that the paper industry uses more water than any other transforming enterprise.
You can also recycle the water used to recycle paper, and although paper recycles it is not an infinite process, you can help to save the environment while making money.
Finally, to prove my point, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) released a study on the benefits of the recycling industry and found that only in 2016, the recycling industry accounted for 757.000 jobs, $36.6 billion in wages and, $6.7 billion in tax revenue. As you can see, far from pocket change.