What is Recycling ?
Recycling is the process of breaking down and reusing materials that would otherwise be thrown in the landfill. Landfills are overburdened and the amount of waste produced every year continues to grow and is polluting our environment which also has a negative effect on the planetary health. Landfills are primarily meant for waste that can’t be recycled, composted or used to generate energy. However, nowadays most of the waste we generate, including the ones that can be easily recycled, still ends up in the land fill.
Why is it important ?
Everyone gains when people adopt recycling as an everyday habit. It benefits the environment but also have a positive effect on the economy. Most importantly it has environmental benefits:
1. By recycling, people can prevent millions of tons of material from ending up in landfills, saving space for garbage that cannot be repurposed.
2. Recycling reduces the need for extracting, refining and processing raw materials, all of which create substantial air and water pollution.
3. As recycling saves energy, it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change.