In fact, Delaware rated the worst in ‘per capita gasoline usage’ and renewables, second to last for percentage of recycled waste, and 49th for water quality. These are truly disturbing statistics for the state of Delaware. However, there is some good news, as it rated 15th in air quality.
Green initiatives have become one of the largest growing trends in the United States and many states are taking note by creating and instituting more and more environmentally friendly programs to make their state’s greener.
While Delaware’s ratings are concerning, the state recently enacted The Delaware Solid Waste Recycling Law*, which requires all businesses to implement a recycling program. There are several other initiatives being undertaken in Delaware to educate and improve the voluntary recycling efforts of Delaware residents.
Here is a Recycling Booklet issued by the state governor’s office with encouragement by Governor Jack Markell for all residents to participate:“The more Delaware recycles, the less trash we send to our landfills, and the less demand we’ll have for future landfill expansion. This “How to Recycle” guide is a collaboration between our Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA). We hope you’ll find it useful. Thank you in advance for recycling.” Sincerely, Jack Markell, Governor
Delaware’s top commercial waste solution provider, Waste Masters has a dedicated team of seasoned professionals committed to excellence — always striving to minimize client costs, optimize efficiency and reduce (or completely eliminate) environmental impact. We also ensure that we satisfy regulatory requirements, which means you can rest assured you’re in compliance.
*The Delaware Solid Waste Recycling Law, 7 Del. C. § 6053 (d), requires that “… the commercial sector implement comprehensive recycling no later than January 1, 2014.”