Since there are so many facets to recycling – bottle, plastic and paper, it’s hard to decipher which kinds go where. Is that a good enough reason?
- “Recycling saves energy.”
It saves energy because the manufacturer doesn’t have to produce something new from raw natural resources. By using recycled materials we save on energy consumption, which keeps production costs down.
- “…reduces landfills.”
It reduces the need for more landfills. No one wants to live next to a landfill.
- “…preserves our resources and protects wildlife.”
By recycling, we reduce the need to destroy habitats for animals. To recycle paper alone saves millions of trees.
- “…is good for the economy.”
Purchasing recycled products creates a greater demand for more recycled goods. Goods made from recycled materials use less water, creates less pollution and uses less energy.
- “…helps our climate problems.”
It produces considerably less carbon, which reduces the amount of unhealthy greenhouse gas omissions.