Recycling Benefits

Why Recycle? There Are Many Benefits!

  • Prevents or reduces air and water pollution and improves our health.
  • Reduces the amount of waste that must be incinerated or buried in landfills.
  • Cuts the time and money spent on complex waste management processes.
  • Conserves natural resources, since fewer raw materials need to be extracted and processed.
  • Saves energy.
  • Makes us more sustainable – we’re borrowing less material and energy from our children's future.

Did You Know?

Preventing 1 ton of paper wastesaves 15 mature trees
Paper recycling instead of making paper from new timbersaves up to 70% in energy
Producing glass from recycled glass rather than from virgin materialssaves 30%  of the energy
Producing aluminum from recycled metal instead of bauxitesaves more than 90% of the energy that would otherwise be required by primary production
Making new steel from recycled scrapsaves up to 75% in energy needed