Why Is It Important to Recycle?

There are many reasons why you should recycle! Why wouldn’t you want to keep our planet clean and green?

Recycling has become more popular as people are promoting “going green”. Recycling is using waste to make new things, which results in less deforestation.

It’s good to recycle because it is good for the American economy. So many companies depend on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new things.

When you recycle, you’re creating jobs. Recycling in the US is a $263 BILLION dollar industry! More than 56,000 recycling enterprises employ 1.1 million workers nationwide.

The average American throws away 7 1/2 lbs of garbage every single day. Most of this goes to a landfill, where it is compacted and buried.

When you recycle, you are helping the environment…BIG TIME!!!

Recycling also reduces water pollution. This is important because so many animals are harmed each year by water pollution! It also makes the water look nasty, and nobody wants to visit a lake or a beach with cans and plastic bags floating around everywhere.

Again with the animals, it also helps protect wildlife. It prevents having to tear down forests and keeps the animals safe in their own habitat!

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