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Why should you recycle?

Saves Natural Resources: by making products from recycled materials instead of using new or raw materials, we can conserve resorces such as water, timber, petroleum and minerals.

Saves Energy: 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 aluminum from raw material (bauxite ore).

Reduces Pollution: 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.

Saves Money and Creates Jobs: The recycling process maintains far more jobs than landfills and incinerators, and recycling can frequently be the least expensive waste management method for cities and towns.