#1 Saves Natural Resources By making products from recycled materials instead of original materials, we conserve land and reduce the need to drill for oil and dig for minerals.
#2 Saves Energy It usually takes less energy to make recycled products; recycled aluminum, for example, takes 95% less energy than new aluminum from bauxite ore.
#3 Saves Clean Air & Water In most cases, making products from recycled materials creates less air pollution and water pollution than making products from original materials.
#4 Saves Landfill Space When the materials that you recycle go into new products, they don't go into landfills or incinerators, so landfill space is conserved.
#5 Saves Money & Creates Jobs The recycling process creates far more jobs than landfills or incinerators, and recycling can frequently be the least expensive waste management method for cities and towns.
Learn & Practice the three R's: Reduce , reuse , and recycle !
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