We’re sure you’ve heard of recycling, almost every trash company in America now offers recycling. Many places require consumers to separate their recyclables from their trash when trash pickup day arrives.
Most people must place their trash on the curb with one bin for regular trash and another bin that has all of the recyclable materials in it. The trash person will gather these items and bring them back to the dump, making it easy for recycling to occur.
Recycling has essentially become a common practice for most people and today we’re going to talk about how this practice helps the environment.
Recycling allows used materials to be converted into new usable items. This conserves resources that would otherwise be used to make new products and materials for consumer goods.
When manufacturing facilities use recycled materials they use less energy during production. This helps conserve energy and reduces the carbon footprint of manufacturing plants.
Reduces Logging and Mining
Recycling helps reduce the need for more mining, logging, and quarrying which helps reduce the impact these practices have on our land and air.
With all of these materials being recycled, it reduces the size of landfills. The materials you recycle are able to go back into production so that landfills become sparse and take up less space on Earth.
With more paper being recycled we can reduce the number of trees needed to produce a material that most consumers use. Recycled paper materials can be used to make new paper that looks just like that new pad of paper you purchase at the store while saving trees!
Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions
When you opt to recycle paper, you’ll find that the greenhouse gasses emitted into the air are reduced significantly. Greenhouse gas has been shown to impact global warming, so anything you can do to help reduce the gas that’s emitted into our air will help slow global warming a little bit.
Just think about this fact; it takes 70% less energy and water to transform recycled paper into new paper than it would to cut the trees and make paper from scratch. This alone helps significantly improve our environment because there will be fewer people logging trees which reduces the smog and gasses that go into our atmosphere thus pushing climate warming even further downhill.
As you can see there are many ways in which recycling helps our environment. Reusing materials and reducing the amount of non-renewable materials we use in our everyday life will improve the air quality, landmass, and healthy tree growth all over the world.
If you’re looking to learn more about recycling and reusing material that you would otherwise throw away, you can call your town to find out about community events and options to help encourage your neighbors to reuse and recycle their used materials.