Recycling is a small way to make a big difference - protecting your environment and the world's resources. It's a simple idea: turn what's already there into secondary raw materials, rather than taking more from the Earth.
Recycling is the single most influential thing each of us can do to contribute to an environmentally sustainable world. Rising populations continue to put increased pressure on finite resources but individually and collectively we can reverse this trend through committed recycling practice.
Recycling reduces the need to mine, quarry, log and otherwise extract resources. Even when you factor in associated costs (such as transportation), using recycled material uses considerably less energy in the manufacturing process than using raw materials. It means less energy use, less extracting, refining and processing, less air and water pollution, less greenhouse gas emissions and less landfill. Quite simply, less waste.