Why Should We Recycle?
Perhaps the more appropriate question these days, is why shouldn’t we recycle? The world’s growing population means that natural resources are at their lowest ever.
Eventually, resources that we rely on every single day, like oil, will run out. Without oil, that means no plastic, no drinks cans and no petrol – and that’s only the start. Can you imagine a world with no petrol? Most of the cars on the road today would be deemed useless.
By recycling, we are also reducing pollution and saving energy at the same time. This is possible because the process of recycling requires much less energy during the initial production, as the raw materials have already been created – for example, oil to plastic. There is also no need to transport the initial raw materials from their source, which are often out in the sea or on the other side of the world.
Pollution is also reduced because it is the conversion of the fossil fuels that produce gases such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide, which in turn harm the environment and contribute towards other worldwide problems like Global Warming.
Just what can be recycled?
Nearly everything can be recycled, but not all of it can be done through your local recycle bank. The most commonly recyclable items at local banks are:
- Food tins & drink cans
- Garden waste
However, if you go to a nearby tip or recycling center you can often recycle a lot more – including:
- Scrap metal
- Tapes & Discs
- White goods
- Mobile phones
- TVs & Monitors
Get recycling today!
Join us today in our mission to reduce, re-use, and recycle our waste – and together we can help protect our future environment.