Why this Matters
For My OrganizationRecycling within your organization is a social norm that is expected by staff, customers, and citizens.
For New OrleansAlmost all materials we use to manufacture products start with natural resources. Far too many of our production systems still cause negative impacts, including: mining, forestry and agricultural practices that create ecological damage and pollution, use large amounts of energy and cause social dislocation; manufacturing processes that require virgin rather than recycled resources; distribution systems that increase waste and pollution; and disposal systems that waste the potential for continued use in discarded materials. These materials, if not recycled, end up concentrated in landfills, burned in incinerators, or wasted in other ways, when instead, we can create jobs and innovate businesses that create stronger and more healthy communities.
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