Why is recyling plastic
Important in today’s world if we want to leave this
planet for our future generations
It is good for the environment, since we are making
new products from the old products which are of
no use to us
Reduces Co2 emissions
Plastic takes thousands of years to biodegrade
We should recycle...
To Help Protect The Environment
Recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging),
refining and processing raw materials all of which create air and water
As recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which
helps to tackle climate change.
To Conserve Resources
When we recycle, used materials are converted into new products, reducing the
need to consume natural resources. If used materials are not recycled, new
products are made by extracting fresh, raw material from the Earth, through
mining and forestry.
Recycling helps conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats
for the future.
To Save Energy
Using recycled materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably
less energy than that required for producing new products from raw
materials – even when comparing all associated costs including transport
Plus there are extra energy savings because more energy is required to
extract, refine, transport and process raw materials ready for industry
compared with providing industryready materials.
To Reduce Landfills
When we recycle, recyclable materials are reprocessed into new products,
and as a result the amount of rubbish sent to landfill sites reduces.
Where can you recycle
At Home – by reusing containers instead of
throwing them away
Or go to the recycling bank
Plastic Recycling campaigns
Repak In 2003, Repak funded the recovery and
recycling of circa 24,000 tonnes of plastic
packaging, which was in the region of 11% of all
plastic placed on the market.