By now, most people have heard about recycling, but are not really sure of all the benefits of doing it. For some, it may seem like another hassle that makes life more difficult. Below you will find three ways that using recycling bins benefit the environment.
1. Prevent pollution: the statistics on the prevention of water, and air pollution are astounding. Recycling items instead of throwing them away makes our air and water supply much safer for all to enjoy.
2. Save energy: If we can recycle 30% of our trash each year, we can save enough energy to equate to 11.9 billion gallons of gasoline. This is a massive amount of energy, and that is from recycling a mere 30% of our trash. Imagine the savings if we recycled more.
3. Boost the economy: It only takes one person to run a landfill, but a recycling plant employees many more people. For every one person that it takes to run a landfill, it takes 25 more to keep up with recycling.
These three reasons above are just a few of the ways that recycling benefits society. There are several other reasons to use a recycling bin and reduce the waste that you put out.
It may seem like another job when you first get started, but the benefits far outweigh the work. It’s like anything else, once it becomes a habit, you won’t even think about it anymore. It will become like second nature. Getting started is simple, and with all the benefits, you will be so glad that you started.