Recycling Today's Hope For Tomorrow
The facts on why Recycling makes sense for you
Landfilling is Not A Sustainable Planning Approach
Landfills are the largest origin of human-caused methane, a greenhouse gas that is 21 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. The Global Protection agencies admit all landfill liners will eventually leak and their toxic leachate, or garbage juice, can seep into and contaminate soil and groundwater supplies. We are not there yet, but you got to admit. IT IS ALARMING
What happens to Recyclables ?
Glass bottles become new glasses. Can be recyled indefintely
Plastic bottles are recycled into carpet, clothing, auto parts and new bottles
Aluminium cans are turned back into soda cans and can be recycled almost forever
Papers are recycled into paper. They can be recycled up to 7 times
Recycling Saves Energy
By recycling about 30% of our waste, India can save billions of tonnes of coal for thermal power generation, therefore, reducing greenhouse emissions. For perspective imagine taking away close to 25 millions car off the road.
Percentage of energy saved by recycling compared with raw material usage
Recycling Prevents Pollution
When we recycle materials instead of virgin materials during manufacturing, we avoid the environmental damage caused by mining for materials, drilling for petroleum, and harvesting trees.
Recycling Creates Jobs
There are 25 jobs in recycling-based manufacturing in comparison to 10 jobs in recycling processing and 1 job at the landfill. The recycling industry employs more workers than the auto industry.
Per 10,000 tonnes per year
Recycling based manufacturing
Recycling Saves Money
Selling recyclable materials offsets the extra cost of collection and processing recyclables, making recycling the cheaper option for the community.
It is estimated that Recyclables saves around 65% of material cost.