Recycling at Envision
Every project is different but all our teams are dedicated to finding ways of incorporating pre-loved items and materials in our projects. From components out of old electricals to off-cuts of various materials. Each supervisor collects contacts throughout their area to minimize our impact on the environment and help show the world what can be done with what is considered waste.
Contribute to your local site
Do you run a furniture making store and have no choice but to throw away short lengths of quality wood? Do you run a computer repair shop and just don’t have the time to be sorting through the dead computers for parts? Does your school or company have their computer upgrade coming up and are looking for a team who will use what they can and dispose of the rest ethically Get in touch and let Envision know. We will turn your waste into something valuable.
How important is it to recycle your waste?
1) Conservation of Pristine Resources: Recycling is a testament to resourcefulness — turning waste into worth. By recycling paper, we honor our forests and the lungs of our planet, preserving trees that are critical for biodiversity and climate regulation. When we recycle plastics, we're curbing our reliance on oil, a finite and politically fraught resource. And through glass recycling, we're safeguarding our river ecosystems, the precious sources of sand that cradle aquatic life and filter our water.
2) Energy Efficiency and Climate Mitigation: The transformation of recycled materials into new products is a triumph of efficiency, using significantly less energy than producing the same items from virgin materials. This energy saving translates directly into a reduction of our carbon footprint, tackling the climate crisis head-on. In stark contrast, the traditional disposal of waste is a prodigious producer of greenhouse gases, while recycling actively cuts down on CO2 emissions, steering us towards a more sustainable future.
3) Waste Minimization and Landfill Longevity: Every item recycled is a dual victory — it's one less occupant in the burgeoning landfills and a step towards circular use of materials. Packaging that could find new life in recycled form instead languishes for years, even decades, in landfills. Recycling not only breathes new life into these materials but also extends the functional life of the landfills themselves, delaying, if not outright preventing, the need for constructing new ones. Through this lens, recycling is not just a waste management strategy but also a land conservation strategy, ensuring that future generations inherit a planet where land is valued not for its capacity to hold waste, but for its ability to sustain life.