Recycling has become more prevalent as more and more people understand the importance of doing their part to preserve the environment. Not only will you be doing your part to help save the earth, there are also great deals of benefits that come from recycling that you should know about. I could go in to the many negatives that come from not recycling; however, I would rather take a look at the positive benefits that recycling provides to you me and the earth.
One of the benefits of recycling is that it cost much less to operate a recycling center than it does to operate a waste management center because of the additional cost of waste collection, landfills and the incineration of trash which simply adds more pollution into an already polluted environment. Another benefit is that the more people that join in on recycling efforts, the less it will cost for everyone to participate in this worthwhile activity. Therefore, the more people that recycle the less it will cost everyone. Big cities have already determined that billions of dollars can be saved by implementing a efficient and effective recycling center for their cities.
Some cities and towns have already implemented a pay as you go program for trash collection which only allows a limited amount of trash to be disposed of each week in an effort to get people to begin recycling. If your city has this program, it will save you money each and every week to recycle because you will be able to remain within the set waste collection limitation of the city. When you combine the money saved with the fact that recycling creates more than a million jobs around the country and you can see that it is quite a beneficial program for everyone involved.
Did you know that as much as 50 million tons of waste is kept out of landfills each year? That’s a lot of garbage. The more people that being recycling the more waste will be able to be reused and kept out of landfills as the number of homes, businesses and schools grow. Another great benefit is the amount of trees which recycling saves. Each ton of paper which recycled each year effectively saves 17 trees. Recycling not only saves trees, it also reduces the amount of air and water pollution as well because harmful chemicals are able to be eliminated both from the air and the soil.
I know that this is a lot to digest and actually it is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more benefits to recycling that everyone can enjoy. What you really need to know is that you will not only receive personal benefits such as a sense of positive well g and savings, you will also be a part of providing benefits to the environment and your local economy as well. So, what are you waiting for? If you are not already recycling make sure that you begin today! It is a quick and easy process that will soon become part of your normal daily routine.
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