Love Your Recycling Bin
Be generous to your recycling bin this month and top it off with the things it loves: aluminum cans, plastic bottles, jugs with a neck or pour spout, mixed paper, steel and tin cans, glass bottles and jars, empty food boxes and cardboard. Read on for more reasons to love recycling.
Recycling saves natural resources.
Recycling conserves scarce natural resources by providing manufacturers with recycled materials to use instead of trees, metal, fossil fuel and other raw materials. Did you know that everyday products, from playground equipment to paper towels, can be made from recycled materials?
Recycling reduces pollution. Products made using recycled rather than raw materials use significantly less energy, which translates into less burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. When burned, these fuels release pollutants into the air and water. There's no better gift for your sweetheart than a clean future, so also make sure to look for products that contain recycled content.
Recycling creates jobs. Recycling isn't just good for the environment; it's good for the economy, too. From curbside collection, to sorting, to manufacturing recycled-content products, recycling puts people to work and stimulates the economy.
Recycling conserves landfill space. It can take hundreds of years for waste to break down in a landfill. Recycling reduces the amount of waste that goes into a landfill and extends the amount of time a landfill can remain open. Once a landfill closes, waste disposal options can become very costly for citizens.