It is important to recycle because it helps to conserve resources, energy, and landfill space. Recycling conserves resources: Every time we recycle a can, we save the equivalent of 24 hours of energy from a power plant. It also takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than it does to create new cans from scratch.
And there are many more reasons too!
The benefits of recycling
- It conserves resources
- It saves energy
- It reduces landfill space
- It helps to preserve the environment
- It creates jobs in the recycling industry
- It can save money for individuals and businesses alike
When we recycle, used materials are collected and taken to a facility where they are processed into new products. This process uses less energy than making products from scratch.
Plus, recycling helps create jobs! More than 1.1 million people in the United States are employed in the recycling and reuse industry.
So, let’s do our part to help the planet – recycle, recycle, recycle!