As recycling programs become more widespread throughout Canada and the rest of the developed world, people are becoming more aware of the fact that recycling on a regular basis is important in helping the environment. However, many people still do not actively recycle because they do not understand how recycling can be beneficial, which leads them to become uninterested in participating in recycling. So why do we need recycling bins? To help you to better understand why you should recycle, here are the top reasons why recycling is beneficial.
#1 Recycling Saves Energy
Recycling saves energy because manufacturers do not have to produce new products from raw materials. Using recycled materials is thusly beneficial in several ways. First, it slows down our consumption of limited natural resources such as oil and metals. Secondly, using of recycled materials keeps production costs down, which then results in lower product costs for the consumer.
#2 Recycling Protects the Wildlife
Another reason why we need recycling bins is that many people in today’s society are concerned with the impact humans are having on the environment, yet they also often believe that there is nothing they can do to help fight the problem. This is because people do not understand what a great affect recycling can have on the environment. Paper recycling alone can save millions of trees. This cuts back on the amount of logging that we do, which in turn preserves the habitats of thousands of animals saving them from extinction. Recycling also helps the environment by lessoning greenhouse gas emissions. Since less energy is needed to be produced and consumed, recycling can drastically lower our carbon footprint.
#3 Recycling Helps the Economy
As was previously alluded to, recycling can have a large impact on the economy. Since it helps to cut back on waste and helps to keep production costs down, product costs can be kept low for the consumer. This then can lead to an increase in product demand, and an overall increase in spending.
Many people continue to underestimate the power that recycling can have. However, if people work more actively to use their recycling bins on a regular basis, many benefits can come from it.Image: http://freedigitalphotos.net