Save energy, save the planet! Recycle paper, glass, plastic, and metal to reduce waste and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Not too many people take part in recycling. Some understand the benefits, and some just care less. Luckily for Australians, our government provides designated recycling bins that encourage everyone to do the 3R – Reduce, Reuse, convert. But are you doing your part?
Recycling has lots of benefits for the environment, and one of them is that it saves energy How’s that possible?
Here are some hard truths about why you should consider recycling.
Making products such as paper and plastic & aluminum need manpower, expenses, and raw materials. By using recycled raw materials instead of new natural resources, manufacturers can make the same and new products with 30% less energy. The question is how does recycling aluminum, plastic, and paper save energy
100 billion aluminum cans are sold each year, and less than only 50% is being recycled. The amount of energy takes to make one virgin aluminum can, can produce 20 recycled cans. In addition, the process is fast meaning less energy is needed since aluminum can be recycled without degrading.
Unlike aluminum, plastics need to be degraded when recycling. Smart and efficient manufacturers make innovative and high-quality plastic products that need less energy to produce.
Paper is another product that is a consistently recycled material. Recycled paper uses only 60% of the energy needed to make a new paper from fresh pulps, and saves hundreds of trees.
Every day is a perfect day to recycle not just in your home but wherever you go. Start recycling today and the world will be a minute happier every time you do!
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