Posted on May 6, 2013

Apartment Waste – Solutions

Recycling is important, but firstly, it’s advised to use less whenever possible. Recycling can make a big difference. Recycling just one aluminium can saves the amount of energy required to run a TV for three hours! It’s hard to recycle at the apartment, especially if you live upstairs. You don’t enjoy curb side pick-up like your house dweller counterparts and often it’s inconvenient to store and transport your waste to a recycling centre.

According to reports, India generates 5.6 million metric tons of plastic waste annually. If everyone in our country recycled a mere 1/10 of their newspaper print, 25 million trees could be saved each year. Recycling 1 ton of paper will save 24,000 gallons of water. If every household in our country replaced 1 roll of 1000 sheet bathroom tissues with 100% recyclable rolls, we could save 373,000 trees, 1.48 million cubic feet of landfill space, and 155 million gallons of water.

What can you recycle?

  • Plastic containers with a recycling triangle on the bottom, including all bottles, pails, tubs and jugs
  • Aluminium drink cans
  • Tin food cans
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Juice boxes
  • Glass jars and bottles (clear and coloured)
  • Newspapers and inserts, flyers and junk mail
  • Magazines, phone books, household paper, shredded paper and envelopes
  • Cardboard egg cartons and paper tubes
  • Flattened cardboard (e.g., cereal, cracker, tissue, laundry, shoe and packing boxes)

However, as green living becomes more popular, more and more apartment dwellers and managers are seeking solutions. But many apartments are designed with recycling in mind but have little space to set recycling bins next to trash containers.

Clearly, consumers are being encouraged to reduce their reliance on plastic shopping bags, but it’s going to be a while before they’re completely obsolete. In the meantime, perhaps you’re stockpiling a huge supply of plastic bags and the clutter is driving you crazy? You probably would find your stash of paper bags handy, if not imperative, for taking care of business.

All apartment buildings should have onsite recycling containers (and some even have dedicated recycling rooms on each floor, for maximum tenant convenience). If you are not sure where the recycling bins in your building are located, check with your building manager. While there are a number of barriers preventing recycling at multifamily complexes, setting up a successful recycling program at your apartment building is not a lost cause. Home recycling requires a trivial amount of time, yet offers substantial benefit to the homeowner as well as the environment. Reduce-reuse-recycle, if followed, becomes beneficial to the environment and to humans.

Mulberry Woods by Saran Developers is an establishment, not only sufficient with basic amenities, but also takes care of appropriate recycling measures. The establishment is provided with demarcated garbage disposal points at common centres to help ease and regulate garbage disposal. Recycling bins at common points also makes the recycling convenient. Waste water is also managed regularly to keep wastage in check. Keeping these things in mind, Saran Developers have fabricated Mulberry Woods to ensure convenient and eco-friendly living for its residents.

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