How Much Are We Recycling America?

Nov 21, 2011 1:33 PM ET

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Why does the recycling symbol have three chasing arrows?    Each arrow represents one step in the three step process that completes the recycling loop. The first arrow is the collection step. The second arrow is the manufacturing process in which recyclable materials are converted into new products and the third arrow represents the step where consumers purchase products made with recycled content.   For America Recycles Day and consumers and businesses alike are taking eco action on the first step in the recycling symbol.  Today is a day of enhanced eco awareness regarding the importance of recycling, educating on the” how and what” to recycle as well as inspiring others to take eco action and commit to recycling for the next year and beyond.   Recycling is part of a corporate or personal sustainability plan and offers several benefits aside from the obvious environmental attributes.  Businesses can lower cost for waste removal, capture tax credits for recycling market development, and link a corporate sustainability plan to an employee's daily activity through recycling programs.  Click here to read more on recylcing.   

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".