The Importance of recycling

by: Brent Rodriguez

Why Recycle?

The world is slowly but surely being killed with every tree cut down or everytime a natural resource is being used repeatedly. To slow this down, almost every material used can be recycled and not just be thrown away.

The three R's

Recycle- when done with materials that can be recycled, give them to places that can transform old items into new things that can be used

Reuse- not be so wasteful find ways to reuse items instead of throwing away and buying new things

Reduce- find ways to minimize the amount of waste put out

Benefits of recycling

More Jobs, Economic Development, and Tax Revenue

More Energy Security

Less Pressure on Landfills and More Natural Resources for Future Generations

Less Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Pollution facts

The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year.

Over 75% of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.

Americans throw away 25,000,000 plastic bottles every hour.

If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year.


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