Why is Recycling Important
If you are not recycling yet, this will help you start from today. 50% of what we throw in the garbage can be recycled through curbside and other types of collection. An addition to 25% of our thrash is comprised of food waste and other materials that could be composed.
So why you think it is important to recycling? Will it help in anyway or it will add some more work to
your daily chores? Let us understand recycling in detail:
Recycling Conserve Resources
When we recycle, used materials are converted into new products, reducing the need to consume
natural resources. If used materials are not recycled, new products are made by extracting fresh,
raw material from the Earth, through mining and forestry. Recycling helps conserve important raw
materials and protects natural habitats for the future.
Recycling Helps to Protect The Environment
Recycling has long been considered one of the best ways to make a positive impact on preserving and protecting the environment. Recycling is the reprocessing the rubbish to create new products, and it has led to an enormous reduction of waste worldwide. It is not only important to the nature environment, but to humans also and the future generations – we must act fast because the amount of waste we create in
increasing year on year. The population continues to grow, which means the waste burden will also increase and if not recycled properly, it will be dumbed to the landfills.
Recycling Reduces Landfill
Recycling has a significant impact on the amount of property needed for landfill space. It also prevents the
destruction of forest and other natural resources used to provide virgin materials, for paper, glass containers and aluminum cans, and massive amount of water from being used to mine, refine, and
manufacture products. When recyclable goes to landfill, more materials must be mined, harvested, or refined to replace the discarded items.
Recycling Saves Energy
Recycling saves energy by reducing the need to make materials from scratch. Making products from scratch can be both labor intensive and expensive to collect, move and refine the natural resources needed for paper, aluminum, plastic, and so on. By using recycled materials instead of pulling new natural resources,
manufacturers can make the same products with less energy and expense. Since recycled materials have already been refined and processed once; the second time around, manufacturing is much less energy- intensive than the first. When companies don’t have to process the raw materials from scratch, new products from recycled materials use up to 30% less energy.