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Why should I Recycle?

Friday, 9th September 2022

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Recycling helps to conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats for the future and reduces greenhouse gas emissions in several different ways. So when you recycle at home, you’re collecting and contributing to the processing of the materials that would alternatively be thrown away to waste or landfill and turning them into new products. There’s so many different benefits to recycling, and recycling at home requires such a trivial amount of time, nonetheless offers such a substantial benefit to you and your community as well as the overall environment.

In this day and age, we know being green is not only important but highly necessary, so any changes you can make to your environmental habits are helpful. Not all eco-friendly changes have to cost a great deal or take up too much time, as we know time is valuable, so if you start with the small changes, the big ones will come naturally. Recycling the pre-existing materials cuts down on new materials being used in addition to decreasing waste.

What Are The Benefits of Recycling?

  • Preserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
  • Upsurges economic safety by tapping a local source of materials
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect any new and raw materials
  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills/oceans
  • Supports manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
  • Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries
  • And of course, it saves energy!

If something can’t be recycled, there could still be a way to repurpose it instead. Particular items can be cleaned and reused provided that they are in good condition. Some people reuse items themselves, or they may donate them so that others may benefit from their use. Examples of repurposing items could include things such as repurposing an old drawer into a pet bed or altering an old wooden ladder into a drying rack for your bathroom.

We understand that people lead busy lives, and as a result, convenience is something that’s highly important to many. However, making sure you take the time to educate yourself on a sustainable lifestyle, and how to make your day-to-day life that slightly more eco-friendly is vital. Of course reducing your usage of plastic is key, but it’s also important to extend that knowledge where possible, and doing this such as reading up on greenwashing, buying ethical fashion if you are able, and investing in sustainable and animal-friendly beauty products as well.

Start your recycling journey today, and reap the benefits! Happy recycling.

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