Recycling has been a tough topic to write about as of late, as more and more articles come out about what a low percentage of items are actually recycled in facilities. However little gets recycled, it’s still important to try to stop pollution and help save energy and reduce waste. Here are some reasons why recycling is important.
Recycling helps reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills or incinerators, which can be harmful to the environment and public health.
Recycling conserves natural resources by reducing the need to extract new raw materials from the earth. This helps protect natural habitats, reduces energy consumption, and lowers greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycling uses less energy than producing new products from raw materials. For example, it takes much less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to produce new ones from bauxite ore.
Recycling reduces pollution by decreasing the amount of waste that is incinerated, which can release harmful chemicals into the air. Recycling also reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, which can contaminate soil and groundwater.
Recycling creates jobs in the collection, processing, and manufacturing of recycled materials. This can help boost local economies and provide employment opportunities.
Overall, recycling is an important practice for promoting sustainability, reducing waste, conserving resources, and protecting the environment. So let’s keep at it, folks!