Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources.
Benefits of Recycling:
Recycling protects and expands US manufacturing jobs and increases US competitiveness.
Recycling reduces the need for landfilling and incineration.
Recycling prevents pollution caused by the manufacturing of products from virgin materials.
Recycling saves energy.
Recycling decreases emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change.
Recycling conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals.
Recycling helps sustain the environment for future generations.