How is recycling better for Environment?


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ly fen chen answered

Because it can be made for some using things, it saves the rubbish and make less pollution.

Call me Z Profile
Call me Z answered

Recycling reduces the amount of wastes that go into landfills. The process of recycling a product, using paper as an example, uses only a fraction of the energy required to produce new products from raw materials, reducing emissions into air and waterways, and saves trees.

Recycling metals like aluminum and steel  can save five times the energy of making new metals from ore, and reduces the need for carving up the earth to mine new ore. 

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staffy jot , student, answered

Recycling is very important as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment.

  • Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from rubbish in landfill sites. Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste.
  • Habitat destruction and global warming are some the affects caused by deforestation. Recycling reduces the need for raw materials so that the rainforests can be preserved.
  • Huge amounts of energy are used when making products from raw materials. Recycling requires much less energy and therefore helps to preserve natural resources.

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Charles Davis answered

Recycling aluminum cans is good for the environment, It's about the only recycling product that is good. The rest is actually a waste of time and energy. Recycling paper does not save a tree, as most paper is made from farmed trees, and recycled paper need to go through a longer and more costly process to make it usable again. The same is true for Plastics. The myths abound within recycling.

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Maurice Korvo
Maurice Korvo commented
It may not be cost effective for the pocket book, but when you see the plastic floating in the Pacific (I believe it is the size of Texas now) the cost to the environment is how much?
Charles Davis
Charles Davis commented
Now that's a different subject, every time I see someone throw a cigg butt out the window of their car I want to reach out and strangle them!
Call me Z
Call me Z commented
You and I both, Charles.
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Robert Starling answered

Recycling greatly reduces the global carbon dioxide footprint. Have you heard of waste incinerators ? These facilities are a type of waste management that produces tons of harmful emissions which later all of us breathe and they also destroy the ozone layer. The lesser the rubbish, the lesser the work for these facilities.

Recycling WEEE waste greatly reduces the levels of land pollution. When there are bulky mountains of electronic refuse on a landfill, they emit enormous amounts of lithium, magnesium and other substances which go deep into the soil and establish contact with ground water. We then drink the water or eat the plants and other products which have absorbed the toxins from the contaminated water. If you want to ensure that you recycle on a daily basis, I advise you to use eco-friendly companies. As a Londoner, I always have to deal with household waste at my home and when I don't have the time for it, I call for rubbish removal companies. 


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