What exactly is Recycling and does it have any real benefits for society?
Recycling is a way for individuals to make a contribution to the overall welfare of the environment and make a difference to the future of our planet.[box style=”rounded”]Make sure you click here to like > Daily Green Post on Facebook < to be updated every time we find new tips on helping the environment, plus exciting and innovative new ways to help you and your family.[/box]
New York was responsible for establishing the first recycling facility over 100 years ago, and are you aware, the USA ranks as one of the top countries in the world for recycling rates. (Yes, really!)
Yet there is still about 55 percent of the total solid waste (250 million tons), generated in this country, ending up in our landfills.
In recent years great strides have been made to make people more and more aware of what’s going on in the world and help in how to combat this world-wide problem. Let’s hope that if we all make a little contribution to what’s happening, we can begin to turn the corner and arrest the colossal damage being done on a daily basis.
In this following video presentation by pacebutler.com
You will see 7 benefits of recycling…enjoy.
Aluminum cans are among the materials most often collected for recycling and one of the easiest to process. Aluminum also has high value in the recycling industry for its sustainability.
In fact, more than one-third of all the aluminum produced in the world is made from scrap.
Recycled aluminum also gets new life as a component in a variety of products that you use every day, from cookware to computers and automobiles.
Modern Recycling Initiatives
During the 1960s, the concept of recycling as a matter of social and environmental responsibility began to take shape.
In part, this consciousness developed as the result of the change from manufacturing soft drinks in glass bottles to aluminum cans.
By the 1970s, it was common for schools and scouting troops to organize the collection of aluminum cans left along roadways for recycling.
By the 1980s, many communities had municipal collection programs in place, which are further supported by independent waste-management companies today.
Not surprisingly, recycled aluminum cans are made into more aluminum cans.
Indeed, aluminum can be recycled repeatedly without any loss of its original properties. This means that old aluminum scrap can be recycled indefinitely and used to make anything that can be fabricated from new aluminum without compromising structure or function.
So the aluminum soda can you drop into the recycling bin today may become an electrical cable, a fitting for a door or window or even a bicycle tomorrow.
…More at What Is Made From Recycled Aluminum Cans?
Whenever we try and define recycling, we need to think of the three R’s of modern waste management:
Reduce unnecessary purchases, which will result in less waste and reduce the amount of pollutants in the environment.
Re-use and re-purpose your things so they will last longer and reduce the need to keep buying more and more products that you don’t really need.
Recycle your things by giving them to charity or re-purposing them for your own purposes; there are very many ways to recycle…be creative!
Remember, if we all adopt a few more good habits with recycling;
we may all reap the benefits, over time.