Why Everyone Should Recycle


The need for each person to do their bit for the environment has been emphasised for a very long time and it is among the most continuous requirements that there could ever be. A lot of facts and figures are stated on a frequent basis in an attempt to get those who are disaffected by the importance of looking after the world in which we live to take notice. A consequence of the nature of appealing in this way over such a long period of years and decades is that people can become desensitised and can learn to disregard the message behind it. Nevertheless, the need to help the environment is stronger than it has ever been and recycling is an extremely prominent part of this.

Why is the need for recycling so relevant?

The fact of the matter is that a very sizeable percentage of litter that is not recycled could have been. The more waste that has to be dealt with the more damage it does to the environment, not to mention the increase in cost that occurs as a result. Emissions given off from the process of waste incineration cause a degree of pollution and often it is wholly avoidable. Recycling is not an issue that takes millions of people before the effects can be measured, the need starts with one person because even a small action such as recycling a can or bottle can save a large amount of energy.

How can you recycle?

There are so many ways for you to make a big impact in the vital process of recycling and some may be surprised to know that it goes a lot further than taking empty bottles to the nearest container. The step towards changing your habits for the better can start by simply using less plastic shopping bags when you can fit them into one, or purchasing items that come in multi-packs rather than individual items that use a greater amount of packaging. Recycling paper is very important because the amount of trees that are cut down unnecessarily has a lot of ramifications.

Look for the symbol!

The universal indicator for products that use recycled material or can be recycled is recognisable to people all over the world and it comprises of three arrows pointing to each other in a continuous cycle. Keep an eye out for this symbol on products that you buy.

Article written by Luke Farley on behalf of the provider of environmental maintenance facilities, from bunded storage to recycling bins – http://www.yellowshield.co.uk/site-maintenance/wheelie-bins.html.

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3 thoughts on “Why Everyone Should Recycle

  1. I have trained my family to recycle all plastics as we seem to consume a high quantity of this type of material. I am encouraged to see the large containment unit nearly full each time I go to the local landfill to deliver my full containers. I am sure this is only a fraction of what could actually be recycled.\

    In the next county over from mine where I work, they have several large bins for all types of paper recycling which is also a large portion of the garbage that can be re-purposed to avoid filling landfills or feeding those polluting incinerators.

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