Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling has been proven to reduce the effects of deteriorating quality of soil, and preservation of the eco-system. Following are the benefits of recycling elaborated.
It protects the environment and wildlife
When we recycle, we lessen disruption to the natural environment. When we cut down fewer trees and forests, we are preventing harm to animals. By reducing disruption and damage to the natural world, we help preserve ecosystems and wildlife.
It conserves our natural resources
Some of the world’s natural resources are in short supply and when we recycle, we help conserve these natural resources. When we recycle paper, we save trees and forests. When we recycle plastic, it takes up solid waste and takes centuries to break down. In addition to this, most plastic comes from fossil fuel hydrocarbons. Recycling metals reduces the need to extract new metal ore while recycling glass reduces our need for certain raw materials like sand.
It saves energy
Making products from recycled materials requires less energy than making them from new, raw materials. It takes much less energy to make products out of recycled materials than from new materials. It takes much less energy to make products out of recycled materials. For example, recycling one glass bottle saves enough power to light to a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.
It reduces the need to harvest new materials
When we recycle, it reduces our need to harvest raw materials. Our increasing demand for these raw materials also displaces people who live near forests or around river systems. When we recycle, we reduce the possibility of damaging someone else’s land or community.
It reduces carbon emissions
Recycling takes up less energy, which reduces our carbon footprint helps minimize methane-release waste from landfill sites, which contributes to climate change.
Recycling waste is much cheaper than regular waste collection and disposal. The more we recycle the more money we can save. Deposit returns can also help add financial incentives to recycle. Recycling can help protect the environment while conserving natural resources. It is critical to recycle and minimize the amount of waste we are putting into the atmosphere. Doing o can help solve energy, reduce landfill waste and protect our environment.
It brings people together
Recycling brings communities together and helps people raise money for schools, colleges, hospitals, and more. These recycling drives make towns and cities happier and cleaner. When communities come together to raise awareness about recycling, it teaches people about the importance of protecting the environment and how to do so.
It sharpens creativity
Once recycled materials have been gathered, people are obliged to come up with innovative handicrafts made of recycled matter. This does not only stretch their imagination but also expands products into the market that could be sold locally and internationally.
Keep Lesotho Clean is committed to raising awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability. We encourage everyone and every organization to actively engage in activities that are in line with nature and advance all sorts of life.