Why You Should Recycle
There are many good reasons to recycle. The more we recycle the less materials have to be used for the manufacture of new products. Recycling is good for both the economy and the environment.
Natural resources are needed when brand new products are being made. This involves a long process that can include mining or forestry. Natural resources are used and energy is wasted. It always takes less energy to use recycled materials than to manufacture products from scratch. Energy is used in sourcing materials and extracting materials. Transportation also wastes energy with certain materials having to be transported from one side of the world to another. With recycled materials this is not the case. A good example of this is with aluminium cans. The recycling process for aluminium cans uses just five per cent of the energy of extracting the required materials. Twenty recycled cans can be made with the energy of manufacturing just one from raw materials.
There is no real reason not to recycle. It is very simple to do and can have a major positive impact on the world we live in. Most households in Britain have curb side collections for recyclable products. These vary from area to area but can include pickups for plastic, glass, cardboard, paper, food and garden waste. If in doubt about your local collections, contact your local council. Even if certain products are not collected you can take them to your local recycling centre. Although this takes a little effort, is it not worth this effort to benefit the earth, and in particular our children’s and grandchildren’s generations?
Packaging Suppliers are able to use a variety of recycled materials for their packaging.
by Andrew Marshall ©
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