Recycling in day to day life is a trend that we are seeing to be on a rise for a long time by now. And we all have heard that it is a good thing to recycle stuff and use things which are made from recycled materials. But when we are told these things, the one part which is often left out is ‘why’. Why should we use recycled materials? How can using recycled materials give us an advantage which is enough to convince us to change our lifestyles of not caring much about waste disposal and the materials we use? Here is an attempt to make you agree to the fact that recycling is the best way to go ahead!
Saving Energy And Resources
It is a well known fact that when you use recycled materials, you save on energy. This is because recycling process reduces the amount of energy input required. Also, you save a lot of natural resources. This includes trees which we cut down to make paper, fossil fuels which we burn to make plastics, the ores which we end up digging to extract different types of metals for your use and the sand we have to mine for producing our glass.
Reducing The Amount Of Pollution
When we are recycling things, we now need to spend fewer amounts of energy and resources to obtain and process basic raw materials which are required in fulfilling the demands for recycled materials across the world. It also reduces the amount of greenhouse emissions and other pollutants released by different industries. Also, it prevents landfill fires as more and more wastes which release methane can now be prevented from being dumped into the landfills.
Slowing Down Global Warming
Recycling cuts down in the amount of fossil fuels we burn and the amount of trees we cut. This in turn goes on to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, along with a big amount of other green house gases. Reducing the amount of such gases in the atmosphere reduces the amount of heat trapped by our atmosphere from the sun and hence keeps it cooler when we don’t have sunlight. This slows down the effects of global warming on our planet.
Saving The Ecosystem And Maintaining Ecological Balance
When you recycle things, you reduce the need to produce new things. The amount of resources we need to grow, cultivate or mine decreases significantly. This means that the reserves which we already posses will last longer. And it also reduces the amount of damage that we do to our environment. Recycling means we need to cut less trees and we need to divert fewer rivers off their natural course.
When we recycle the things we use, we also impart less harm to other species and ensure that they don’t have to get displaced from their natural habitats. Recycling reduces pollutions of the soil, air and the water which is the right step in direction of taking care of our planet.