Environmental Benefits of Recycling
Everybody's talking about recycling, but does it really help the environment? It does, and in many more ways than you probably imagined. * If the green movement could be split up into eras, we’re currently in the recycling era. Across the U.S. and many parts of the world, more and more people are taking bottles, cardboard, glass, and many other materials to recycling centers. In cities and parks, we’re seeing more and more recycling bins with the trademark green arrows next to traditional trash cans. And each day we can recycle more materials. Besides the traditional bottles and paper-based products, we can now recycle computers, car parts, milk crates, and printer ink cartridges. If you can hold it, you can probably recycle it. Recycling has some obvious environmental benefits, but also some that are not so clear. This article will discuss the myriad ways in which recycling helps our environment. * Recycling Conserves Resources
This one is self-evident. The more plastic, paper, metal, wood, etc. that you recycle the less we have to get from natural sources. Taking anything from an ecosystem usually damages it; thus, while recycling cannot reverse the damage already done, it can certainly prevent future damage. * Recycling Reduces Emissions and Saves Energy
Production of finished goods from raw materials takes energy and emits harmful chemicals. When companies use recycled materials, processing time goes down, thus reducing the fumes that enter the atmosphere. Calendar App For Business
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* Recycling Reduces Landfill Waste
One of the major problems with large-scale manufacturing is finding enough space to put products after the have been used. Landfills, the common solution, take up vast tracts of land, reducing the space available for plants to grow and animals to flourish. If you recycle, you can reduce...
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