Benefits Of Recycling
There are many benefits to recycling. One of the most common benefits is Financial Income. There is money in recycling. In the level of the individual, one of the benefits of recycling is financial income. There are a lot of things lying around the house that we no longer want or need that might just end up in a dumpsite somewhere, that we can recycle and earn money from. There is also the financial benefit for the communities who recycle in that there will be reduced costs of waste disposal or recycling. Aluminum cans are the most valuable item in your bin. It’s the only packaging material that more than covers the cost of collection and reprocessing for itself.
Recycling also helps in conserving limited resources. Throwing away a single aluminum can, versus recycling it, is like pouring out six ounces of gasoline. Last year, the Americans managed to recycle enough aluminum cans to conserve the energy equivalent of more than 15 million barrels of oil. Facts from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection also stated that by recycling over 1 million tons of steel in 2004, Pennsylvanians saved 1.3 million tons of iron ore and 62,000 tons of limestone. Through recycling newsprint, office paper and mixed paper, we saved nearly over 8.2 million trees.
Besides that, recycling is also energy efficient. On a larger scale, recycling could translate into huge reductions in our energy costs. This is because it costs more energy to manufacture a brand new aluminum can than it does to recycle 20 aluminum cans. 20 cans can be made from recycled material using the same energy it takes to make one new can. Of than that, recycling creates jobs opportunity too. Incinerating 10,000 tons of waste creates one job; land filling 10,000 tons of waste creates six jobs; recycling 10,000 tons of waste creates 36 jobs.
Moreover, recycling also builds community. In almost all communities in the country today, there is a growing concern for...