Benefits of Recycling
Benefits for us and for the planet
There are so many great benefits of recycling that we need to keep in mind. They outweigh the time it takes to get such efforts in motion. The more you strive to recycle though the easier it will become. You will be able to take part in such efforts automatically without even thinking about it.
It doesn’t cost very much money at all for waste collection to take place. In fact, what many communities have found is that even when they implement them they are able to reduce the amount of money they spend for costs such as maintaining landfills and incineration. They have more funds left over for other needs of the community.
As more people take part in recycling efforts, the overall cost also gets less. That may seem strange given the fact that more of the products will be recycled. Yet that is the fact of the matter such as when you are able to fill up an entire semi load of tires instead of just half a load.
Families are also able to save money when they recycle. There are many efforts in place for reusing items too. You can donate what you don’t need and others can use it. At the same time you may find a household item that you can fix up to meet one of your own needs.
The economy also benefits from recycling too. You may not be aware that there are about 1 million people around the world that work in some area of recycling. This helps to stimulate the economy and to ensure the value of the dollar can be as high as possible around the United States.
Businesses are able to save millions of dollars in overhead cost by recycling. This includes both recycling what they would ordinarily dispose of and buying recycled products such as paper. They are able to continue making a profit and also to pass some of that savings along to their consumers.
Air pollution is significantly reduced when we recycle plastic, metal, paper, water, and even tires. The overall result of such efforts means that we can have the goods that we want without increasing the overall levels of air pollution around our environment.
Through recycling we are also able to reduce the amount of foreign oil that we rely on. We can also cut down on the amount of water that we waste. Both oil and water are non renewable resources so we have to be very careful with them. As the world population increases there is more of a risk that they will be depleted.
We all want to see our children and our grandchildren have a better life than we did. Part of that stems from the environmental impact. By doing your part to recycle we can all enjoy a great environment. At the same time we can feel good knowing that we are offering something wonderful for all of the future generations.
Emissions from vehicles on the road is a huge contributor to overall pollution. We certainly don’t plan on going back to the days before we had cars, air planes, and other modes of transportation. Yet by recycling we can reduce the amount of gas emissions in the air by 30%. That is equal to taking 25 million cars off the road.
Recycling allows us to continue reaping the many rewards that society offers. We can enjoy the goods that we need as well as many that we want. Yet the trade off doesn’t have to be our environment or our health.
Through recycling efforts we don’t have to deplete the forests of the trees that they offer. This means we can continue to allow other living things to have their habitat. We can also reduce the issues with soil erosion that occur when areas are stripped of the vegetation found there.