Why recycling is important:
1. Saves natural
resources: By making products
from recycled materials instead of new materials, we save
trees and reduce the need to dig for minerals.
2. Saves energy: It
takes less energy to make products from recycled materials
than from new materials.
3. Saves clean air
and water: Making containers and
products from recycled materials reduces acid rain, air pollution
and global warming.
4. Saves landfill space:
When recycled materials go into new products, they don't go
into landfills, so landfill space is saved. Also, it reduces
fees that companies have to pay to dump trash in the landfill.
5. Saves money and
creates jobs: Recycling is often
the cheapest way for cities to get rid of their waste. And
the recycling process creates far more jobs than operating
landfills or incinerators.