Recycling is the art of turning materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources.
reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for “conventional” waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production.
Recycling doesn’t just involve gathering your cans, plastic bottles and newspapers for the weekly pickup. Start Reducing by making smart decisions when purchasing products, including the consideration of product packaging.
In our homes…
The best place to start and make a difference is right in your own home. You can reduce the amount of materials you use and waste you produce, reuse products in new ways, recycle goods, and choose items and alternative methods to use less toxic chemicals.