Going Green Means More Green For You

Posted on: Apr 21, 2017 - 07:00 AM | Market Trends
Author: Wayne Brown





The Green Movement is much more than a trend and has transformed society’s priorities. Today, over 41% of consumers prefer to buy products and services from companies they perceive as “sustainable.” This changing customer demand has led many businesses to incorporate “green” business practices to increase revenues.
 
Recycling means business - From 1968 to 2011, recycling revenues grew from $4.6 billion to a staggering $236 billion, a growth of 5,100%. The number of people employed in the recycling industry has increased from 79,000 in the late 1960s to approximately 1.1 million today.
 
But the industry still has plenty of room for growth - 80% of items thrown away in the U.S. are recyclable, but only 28% are being recycled. That equates to a mind blowing $200 billion thrown away annually.
 
Each year, Americans produce enough trash to cover the state of Texas . . . twice!
 
Over 250 million tons of trash, continue to pile up, destroying America’s beauty in ever growing landfills. Now more than ever, consumers want to find ways to preserve our natural resources and the grinding industry is destined to play a major role in this conservation process.
 
To learn more about the wood waste recycling industry and this GREEN trend please contact one of our Equipment Specialists at Apollo Equipment. You can visit us on line www.ApolloEquipment.net  or call 800-982-2844.