Reasons to Recycle
Recycling Conserves Resources
When we recycle, used materials are converted into new products, reducing the need to use up natural resources. Recycling helps conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats for the future.
Recycling saves energy
Using recycled materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably less energy than that required for producing new products from raw materials. More energy is required to extract, refine, transport and process raw materials ready for industry compared with providing industry-ready materials.
Recycling helps protect the environment
Recycling reduces the need for processing raw material all of which creates
air and water pollution. As recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change.
3 reasons to Reduce waste
1. Take Your Name Off Junk Mail Lists
Every year each person gets an estimated 39 pounds worth of third class mail. See the hold the mail brochure to find ways to get off junk mail lists to reduce the amount of unwanted mail you receive. Add privacy statements to anything asking for your contact information. Opt out of receiving phone-books at don't trash the phone book.
2. Buy well, buy once
Well-designed and constructed products that are repairable will last longer and usually save you money, even if they cost more initially.
3. Sell, give away or donate usable clothing and household goods
Donate reusable items to a local thrift store.