WebStamp July 17, 2019
M.A.D. Economic Move #1 – Recycling
People began Making A Difference in correcting unsustainable practices of commerce when they realized the excessive manufacturing of products and packaging began cluttering and destroying the local environment by recycling used materials. Even though recycling began in Japan around 1031 AD with all documents and paper being recycled and re-pulped into new paper and then sold in local shops, it wasn’t until the 1900s when it was realized that revenue could be earned from sorting, reselling items and reclaiming raw materials found in household trash.
Many have become involved in recycling with collecting and distributing recyclable materials for profit which has left an overabundant of raw materials surpassing the ability to process and redistribute the raw materials with the availability of only a few reclamation facilities to process it. It has come to a point where many municipalities have stopped collecting certain recyclables due to the lack of a market for it.
What is needed is local facilities to process the recycled raw materials. We need more companies, like Cielo Waste Solutions, wanting to Make A Difference in preserving our environment. The recently built Southern Alberta waste refinery plant creates environmentally friendly and economically sustainable high-grade, low-cost renewable diesel fuel from Alberta’s landfill garbage.
The plant uses orange peels, grass clippings, and even tires to produce renewable diesel fuel that is fully compatible with the federal and provincial-mandated renewable fuels regulations. Anything that can be burned or liquefied can be used. They even can use all seven different types of plastics that are ending up in our landfills. With only one or two plastics that are actually sellable, this opens up a market for the other 5 types of plastic choking our environment. The Red Deer based company plans to open four more refineries in Brooks, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, and even one in Calgary.
Join The M.A.D. Movement that is Making A Difference with our overproduction of disposable goods and no regards to its residue. Support the creation of local re-manufacturing plants to help clean up our environment and support our economy. We all need to voice our opinion in Making A Difference informing the Federal Government to take action and develop a nationwide recycling and reclamation program that will clean up our environment, support the local economy, and create jobs. The government needs to be told that we can do better and adopt techniques used by other successful recycling programs similar to the Swedish recycling revolution.
Articles in this Issue
WebStamp July 17, 2019