By taking the time to have a quick look around the United States someone can find a wide range of different states out there that do their part to recycle. Among the more “green” states are definitely California, Oregon and Washington each of which offers incentives to recycle. These are places where the need to create a more ecologically sound world are abundantly clear and encouraged. The West tends to do a lot of recycling to go green. In the Eastern parts of the US there are plenty of industrial efforts to curb pollution and other problems related to production. These efforts have made the skies clearer and cut down on various carcinogens that are present in the air, water and food. All over the nation there are recycling centers to accommodate those who are looking to make the world a more beautiful place. Hybrid cars, alternative power sources and activism against destructive production that have become commonplace in many large corporations.

Other states that do a great job with maintaining a green infrastructure include Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, and Colorado.  Hawaii and Nevada tie for producing the least toxic waste in the entire country (987 tons).  Idaho succeeds at relying on alternative energy, where 84.5% of it is considered under this category.  Vermont stands above the other 49 states by leaving the smallest carbon footprint.

Creating a healthier and more ecologically conscious United States is something that everyone needs to work towards if there is going to be an improvement in this country. These greener parts of the country can be inspiring for making a difference from coast to coast.  We are on the right path, which can be seen by the 100% increase in total recycling in the US in the last 10 years alone.  But we are still years from having an environmentally-savvy country where everyone knows what to recycle, where to do it, and why it is so important.

Orlando Recycles is a beacon of e-waste management in central Florida.  In addition to handling tons (literally) of electronic waste annually, we encourage residents of towns such as Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo, Winter Park, and all over the state to think before throwing out old computers, laptops, and even their business surplus at the workplace.  Please give us a call (407-273-1395) today if you have questions about disposing your e-waste.