Today is the 48th Earth Day – A Great Time for an Environmentally Friendly Roll Off Container Rental!
Earth Day history
Earth Day was started in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson. His goal was to bring environmental issues to the forefront of political discussion. Ever since, people have observed Earth Day by raising awareness about environmental issues and good ecological stewardship. In that spirit, let’s learn a little more about Earth Day, and then we’ll talk about environmentally friendly roll off container rentals.
This year, Earth Day organizers asked members of the public to fill out a survey about how many disposable plastic containers they consume and make a pledge to reduce that amount in the coming year.
Plastic pollution is a huge problem, both in the United States and globally. Did you know that we, as a society, have produced more plastic over the last ten years than in the previous century? Despite the explosion in demand for plastics, we still recover only about 5% of what we produce, and more than half of plastic products are used just once before they’re sent to the landfill, or worse yet, end up as litter in the environment. (1)
At R&R Containers, we’re committed to disposing of plastics and other roll off container waste in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
While it’s important to keep an eye on how much we consume, we’re still going to end up with trash. Storm season is coming up, which means downed branches and trees. As the weather turns, people start up their summer construction and remodeling projects. These activities and others produce a wide variety of waste streams that are difficult for the average consumer to deal with themselves. So call the pros at R&R to get rid of that waste, and rest easy knowing we’ll respect the Earth when we’re disposing of your waste.
What’s more, R&R Containers is a locally owned and operated business, and we keep our roll off container service area small. This keeps fuel costs down, which means savings for you and less pollution in the environment.
Happy Earth Day from R&R Containers!
1 – https://www.ecowatch.com/22-facts-about-plastic-pollution-and-10-things-we-can-do-about-it-1881885971.html