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What is recycling?

 

What is recycling?

Recycling is the processing of used materials which are no longer suitable for their original purpose. The end products of the recycling process are remanufactured into new products, reducing waste and keeping valuable materials out of landfill.

Why do we recycle?

Recycling is one of the most significant things we can do to help our environment. Metals and many other materials can be recycled and used again indefinitely, meaning we protect and preserve some of nature’s finite resources.

Using recycled products instead of virgin materials during manufacturing dramatically reduces pollution and carbon emissions, reduces energy and water consumption, and frees up  space for necessary landfill.

What are the benefits of recycling?

Recycling provides a solution to many of the problems facing the world today, including diminishing resources, increased energy and water use, dangerous levels of carbon emissions and ever-growing levels of waste generation.

The threat of global warming highlights just how important the benefits of recycling can be for the entire planet. With global warming directly linked to the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, it is important we act immediately to reduce these emissions.