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Why Recycle?

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Recycling conserves resources

Recycling helps conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats for the future

When you put the whole picture together, recycling is the right thing to do

Pam Shoemaker, Author

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it

Robert Swan, Author
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Recycling reduces landfill

When we recycle, recyclable materials are reprocessed into new products, and as a result the amount of rubbish sent to landfill sites reduces.

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Energy Savings

recycling one pound of plastic conserves approximately 12,000 BTUs (British Thermal Units) of heat energy


Electronics are made of components that contain valuable raw materials. Recycling old devices saves energy. It also means that fewer raw materials need to be drawn from nature to create new devices.

Electronics contain toxic substances

Many electronic devices contain toxic substances including lead, mercury, cadmium, and PVC. When e-waste is tossed into landfills, these chemicals leach into the soil, polluting the ground water as well as the air.

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Decreased litter and pollution

Recycling plastic water bottles also helps to decrease the amount of pollution in the air and water sources.


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