You hear it all the time.
“You should RECYCLE.”
But what does recycling really mean? Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products according to the EPA. But why should you recycle? Because recycling benefits your community and the environment.
Benefits of Recycling
Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
Increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials
Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries
Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
Supports manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
How to recycle
Not sure how to recycle? We’ve got you covered!
Recycling dos and don’ts
Check out these guidelines forwhat to do and what not to do when recycling.
Specific questions about recycling? We’ve got answers.
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