All providers of rubbish removal service know that plastic pollution is among the worst threats for nature, climate and all species on Earth. But not many of them care about the facts and do something about that. We at Rubbish Experts maintain cheap rubbish removal service and at the same time recycle 98% of what we collect. But let’s look at the facts first:
So far just in 2019 plastic production has resulted in the release of over 855 metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Plastic is a substance which our planet cannot digest. It is a durable material made to last pretty much forever, yet 33% of it is used just once after which is being discarded. This material cannot biodegrade; it breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces. Only in the USA they discard more than 30 million tons of plastic a year. And only 8% of it gets recycled. The rest ends up in landfills or becomes ‘litter’, and only a small portion is being incinerated. The worldwide reliance on disposable plastic packaging is overwhelming our planet. All habitat disruption is a result from plastic ending up in the spaces where animals live. If it continues this way, by 2050 the oceans will contain more plastic than fish in terms of weight. Plastic rubbish can be toxic to human health. Even babies are born pre-polluted. Chemicals leached by plastics are in the blood and tissue of nearly all of us. People often prefer it for their everyday needs, as it’s cheap and easy to find.
Plastic pollution is an environmental and social justice issues. It crosses borders and seas and seems to become more and more unavoidable.
In the recent years images of beaches, waterways and wildlife filled with plastic have encouraged people to take action against plastic pollution. These calls are coupled with the growing concern that plastic and its toxic additives pose serious risks to human health at every stage of the plastic life-cycle. Far less attention has been paid to the impacts of this same life-cycle on the Earth’s climate. This is a dangerous oversight.
The motto of our well known and cheap rubbish removal service is: “Be part of the solution not part of the pollution” and recommend that you stick to the ‘4R’ rule which stands for: “Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle”.
REFUSE disposable plastic whenever and wherever possible. Choose items that are not packaged in plastic and carry your own bags, containers and utensils. Always say: ‘No straw, please.’
REUSE durable, non-toxic bottles, utensils, to-go containers, bags, and other everyday items. Choose glass, paper, stainless steel, wood, ceramic and bamboo over plastic.
REDUCE your plastic footprint. Cut down on your consumption of goods that contain excessive plastic packaging and parts. If it will leave behind plastic rubbish, don’t buy it.
RECYCLE what you can’t refuse, reduce or reuse. Pay attention to the entire life cycle of items you bring into your life, from source through manufacturing and distribution to disposal.
Let’s help our planet Earth together and stop the pollution once for all. Recycling is a must for us and as an eco-minded company we challenge everybody else to do it. Rubbish Experts provides cheap rubbish removal service and knows the importance of the 4R rule. If you think like us and need help with your rubbish disposal, feel free to call us on 020 36 37 38 39 or get your online quote with a 10% discount.
Written by: Diana Beze