Recycling helps conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats for the future
When you put the whole picture together, recycling is the right thing to do
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it
When we recycle, recyclable materials are reprocessed into new products, and as a result the amount of rubbish sent to landfill sites reduces.
recycling one pound of plastic conserves approximately 12,000 BTUs (British Thermal Units) of heat energy
Electronics are made of components that contain valuable raw materials. Recycling old devices saves energy. It also means that fewer raw materials need to be drawn from nature to create new devices.
Many electronic devices contain toxic substances including lead, mercury, cadmium, and PVC. When e-waste is tossed into landfills, these chemicals leach into the soil, polluting the ground water as well as the air.
Recycling plastic water bottles also helps to decrease the amount of pollution in the air and water sources.