Today, it’s pretty much accepted that recycling is the right thing to do for the planet. But many aren’t yet aware of the full economic, social, and environmental potentials recycling brings when we participate in a comprehensive program.
We want to help people understand the full benefits of recycling. With a deeper understanding of why recycling is an undeniable force for good on our planet, we can make better decisions that benefit everyone.
Yes, we need to recycle so that we can save the planet. That should be a given in 2021. But what does that really mean in practice? We have determined that proper recycling creates seven direct impacts upon the world around us:
Recycling can really change our environment, economy, and society. Since these benefits have such overlapping effects, we wanted to discuss them as such.
When you make the conscious choice to reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle everything possible, you are doing your part to reduce the amount of new exploration, excavation, and development required to keep society functioning. Most of the materials used to create the goods and products we use in everyday life are finite, which means they’ll run out eventually. As we’re seeing with oil and natural gas, there might be more of it within the earth, but they’re at such deep levels, that it’s not feasible for the planet or economy to extract them.
Thus, we need to recycle.
The positive effects are practically endless, as it can accomplish the following:
Recycling is a holistic exercise that involves thinking about your fellow humans and making the conscious choice to take care of the environment we all share.
Just because recycling takes a bit more time to gather enough materials to create products and goods doesn’t mean the economy slows down. In fact, multiple studies from governmental and environmental agencies report that increasing activity in recycling boosts the quality and quantity of available jobs. Other benefits of recycling include:
These benefits apply to both governments and households. The more you can refrain from purchasing new items by reusing and recycling, the more money everyone can save.
As you’d imagine, a clean environment and a thriving economy combine to make for a healthy society. By investing time, energy, and resources into recycling, governments and communities around the world can deliver ample benefits we can all appreciate:
A society filled with people who feel better inside and out is more likely to bond together to achieve bigger and better things. Working as a society means you collectively understand that teamwork makes things better for everyone.
It starts by investigating the recycling program in your area and then actively participating. It also means that you must follow the rules and regulations imposed by your local recycling center because not every location can process the same materials. Thus, before you load up a recycling bucket with whatever sounds good to you, you should check to see what’s acceptable.
You also need to determine what you should do with other recyclables that aren’t accepted at even the largest centers:
You can also take your new energy for recycling and petition your city to communicate its recycling policies, rules, and regulations more openly. Most people want to do the right thing, but they also don’t know where to get the right information. Thus, more people will make better choices for the planet if they don’t have to go searching for information in hard-to-find places.
For more information about what you can do to experience all the possible benefits of recycling, visit the Green and Sustainable Living Guide created by Chariot Energy!
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