How is recycling beneficial?
  • Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become garbage into valuable resources. Collecting used bottles, cans and newspapers and taking them to a recycling facility is the first in a series of steps that generates a host of financial, environmental and social benefits.
  • Recycling reduces the need for landfilling and the need for new landfills.
  • Recycling creates manufacturing jobs.
  • Recycling saves energy: recycling requires less energy than extraction and processing of raw natural resources.
  • Recycling creates less greenhouse gas than landfilling.
  • Recycling conserves natural resources including timber, water and minerals.
  • Recycling helps to sustain our environment for future generations.
  • Recycling takes materials that would otherwise end up in landfills and gives them a second chance at becoming a new product.

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1. How is recycling beneficial?