Reduce, reuse, recycle – if you’re like most people, you’ve heard this phrase throughout your life. But you may be unsure of why exactly it is important to recycle. Sometimes, it’s nice to know the specifics of how recycling impacts you and everyone around you. Recycling is a great habit to have, and it does wonders for the environment in many ways.
Good For The Economy
By recycling responsibly, the overall economy and personal economy prosper. There are plenty of small businesses unable to afford OEM suppliers, and these businesses are dependent on recyclables to supply them with raw materials that they use to create their products. Recyclables are cheaper, meaning they help products become cheaper on the market. Imagine recycling saving the planet and your wallet at the same time!
While it doesn’t sound like the economy is linked with the environment, they’re more closely related than you may think. With a more efficient economy, less money is used to get out the same amount of product, and fewer materials need to be harvested from the planet.
Recycling materials prevents them from finding their way into landfills where they typically degrade and end up polluting the air. In America, a person produces 7.5 pounds of waste every day. Most of that daily waste is produced on the job. This is the trash that finds its way into landfills. Any amount of garbage you can stop from getting into landfills does the environment a world of good.
Saving energy helps save the environment. Everything from using remanufactured plastic to lowering the heating in our office helps keep our planet greener.
Earth and humanity abide by the same rules regarding how the earth’s resources are used. Whenever something is taken in, something else is expelled. The big difference is that in nature, everything expelled is natural, and gets recycled into the planet without any waste being made. This isn’t the case with artificial resources. Something such as using too much heat in our offices causes toxic chemicals to leak into the atmosphere and cause environmental damage.
Recycling helps save energy simply by preventing more toxic chemicals from getting released.
Stops Global Warming
There is some controversy about whether or not global warming is a problem that harms our environment. But why not play it safe? Regardless of which side of the global warming debate you’re on, it has been demonstrated that toxic trash makes environments less habitable for animals and plants alike.
Something we know for certain is that the metric that is used today to measure the level of greenhouse gas in the air goes down when we are recycling.
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