Did you know that 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year? In fact, there are more than 51 trillion microplastic particles floating in our oceans and seas. That amount is 500 times more than the stars in our galaxy! That’s a lot of plastic littering our oceans and threatening our marine wildlife.
At Pacific Palms Apartment Homes, we love the planet and want to do all we can to promote a sustainable lifestyle—not just by recycling, but also by preserving water and reducing the need for paper and plastic. Continue reading to learn how we promote green living in our community.
We Preserve Water
Anaheim is prone to droughts, so we are careful not to waste water. One way we do this is by having drought-tolerant landscaping. We’ve planted desert plants that don’t require a lot of water throughout our property. We also have a drip irrigation system that efficiently distributes water throughout the property without wasting it.
Next, we preserve water with our low-flow toilets. Did you know that most toilets use 3.5 gallons of water every time they flush? At Pacific Palms Apartment Homes, our toilets use 20 percent less water. Each low-flow toilet saves up to 13,000 gallons of water per year!
We Reduce Paper and Plastic
To help reduce littered materials, we offer all of our payment processes, service requests, communications, and notices online. This is convenient for our residents and eliminates the need for unnecessary paper waste.
In our community, we strive to provide quality services to help make your life as a resident a little easier. Visit our new resident portal to pay your rent online, enter a maintenance service request, browse our calendar for upcoming activities, and much more!
We Encourage Recycling
One of the best ways that we promote a sustainable lifestyle is by valuing recycling. We have recycling bins in our office, and we encourage all residents to recycle as well. Here are a few items that are safe to recycle:
- Plastic bottles and containers
- Empty cans
- Flattened cardboard
While recycling is a great way to live green, it is important to do it the right way. Never recycle food, liquid, plastic bags, plastic wrap, or cups with wax or plastic coating. If you are unsure of whether an item can be recycled or not, do your research before recycling it.
For our residents who are looking for places to drop off their recycled items, Anaheim Recycling Center is only a few minutes away! Your efforts will improve our community and the planet.
We’re Excited to Announce Organic Waste Recycling!
Organic waste recycling will be coming soon to our local community, and we can’t wait to participate! This initiative will help keep millions of pounds of food waste out of landfills and turn them into compost and renewable natural gas. You can learn more about organic waste recycling here. We’ll keep you up to date as this program expands throughout the state.
Here at Pacific Palms, we want to do everything we can to promote a sustainable lifestyle and care for our environment. If you are concerned about living green, our community may be the perfect place for you. Call us today for more information!