Why do we recycle?
Recycling Conserves Resources
Recycling converts used materials into new products, reducing the need to consume natural resources.
Recycling Saves Energy
Using recycled materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably less energy than that required for producing new products from raw materials.
Recycling helps protect the environment
Recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution.
Recycling reduces landfill