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Recycling and its Environmental Benefits: 7 Important Facts
Recycling of waste is an effort to save environment. Learn more…
Everyday human world disposes piles of solid nonbiodegradable wastes which threatens to cause major environmental imbalance in near future.
Nonbiodegradable means these materials do not undergo decomposition. Hence, we need to recycle them.
Recycling is a process where unusable waste materials are converted into new usable products.
Some common recyclable materials are plastic, paper, corrugated cardboard, metal, glass, etc.
When we recycle paper, fewer trees are cut down to produce new paper. Thus, we preserve forests and wildlife.
The process of manufacturing heavy duty paper for cardboards leads to release of toxic Sulphur dioxide gas. With recycling of cardboard, it can be prevented to an extent.
Production of new glass materials involves enormous energy consumption. Glass can be recycled using less amount of energy. Moreover, purity of glass remains unaffected.
Used aluminum cans are recycled to produce new aluminum cans. Thus, we cut back on fresh extraction of aluminum from its natural resources.
Large amount of greenhouse gases goes into atmosphere while making plastic. Recycling existing plastic materials can diminish emission of these gases.
Tons of plastic get washed into oceans which is harmful for marine creatures. Recycling aims to control plastic pollution in oceans and save the marine ecosystem.
As volume of solid wastes rises, more land space will get used up as dumping ground. Recycling can curb this additional requirement of landfills.
Just recycling cannot save the environment. We must limit our consumption and also try to reuse products.