By reducing the volume of waste, we are able to conserve natural resources and energy. RECYCOM® is committed to minimize the overall environmental impact of human activity and contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment. It is estimated that in America and Europe, about 10 million tons of textiles end up in the general waste landfills, in an annual basis. Whilst at the same period, every European citizen discard approximately 15 kg. of clothing. About 85% of the produced garments end up to the landfills, while every second, textiles equivalent to one load of a garbage truck are landfilled or burned. Unfortunately, only a small part is re-used, either for charity purposes or as a commercial product. In addition, 98 million tons of non-renewable resources – including fossil fuel – are exploited each year for the needs of the clothing industry (estimated to reach 300 million tons by 2050), whilst around 93 million cubic meters of water are utilised, annually.
Be a part of the solution!
As the world’s population tends to reach 10 billion, we need to develop into a more resource-efficient society – a society that environmental sustainability will be one of the main objectives. The best option is to stop the waste production. However, as this is not feasible, “green” options – reuse, recycling, and recovery – are available. You can become part of the solution by placing clothes, which will otherwise end up in the trash, in RECYCOM‘s red recycling bins. Our specially designed red bins are allocated at various spots, in cooperation with the assistance of Greek municipalities and local authorities, that we have entered into cooperation. The items collection is scheduled in a weekly basis. Therefore, you can participate in our endeavor to raise awareness of our society, regarding deeds related to our responsibility for an enhanced quality of life and improved natural environment. Moreover, it is worth noting that, at a significant rate, you will support the vital EU recycling actions, in order to alleviate landfills from a huge and burdensome volume of valuable materials!
We should begin to see everything around us as an opportunity to recreate value, not at the end of their life cycle but at each stage of the use of each product. On a planet that has already faced by huge interventions, the reuse of raw materials and the exhaustion of their life-time can only have positive impact.