Save natural resources
By making products from recycled materials instead of using new or raw materials, we can conserve resources such as water, timber, petroleum and minerals.
It takes less energy to produce products from recycled materials as opposed to using new or raw materials. For example, aluminum made from recycled aluminum uses 95% less energy than creating from raw material (bauxite ore).
Creating products from recycled materials typically creates less pollution than when using new or raw materials.
Saves Landfill Space
Recycling reduces the amount of waste that enters the landfill, therefore conserving valuable landfill space.