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Learning about Recycling

Hello, I am Evan Nadal. When I first started recycling, we placed each of the materials in separate bins. Sometimes, separate trucks would come pick up the cardboard, glass and plastic materials. Today, we can simply place all of the items in a single bin for the truck to pick up each week. The materials are automatically sorted at the facility. After the preparation and processing procedure, the new materials are shipped out to manufacturers that create new packaging and products from those supplies. I want to explore the recycling process from beginning to end on this site. I will talk about manufacturing with recycled materials as well. Please visit my site daily to learn more.


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Learning about Recycling

Why Is Recycling Important?

by Eleanor Holland

Why Recycle?

People searching for general information about recycling service may be wondering why it's important to recycle in the first place. Perhaps start by thinking of what can happen when people don't recycle. 


Items that are thrown away and not recycled are eventually brought to landfills, which take up more and more space by the day. They smell terrible and make living near them extremely unpleasant and in some cases unsafe. Items like paper and plastic, which are harmless when thrown away, break down into toxins once they decompose, polluting the area. Appliances like microwaves and substances like styrofoam are particularly toxic as they decompose, making the landfill area not just unfit for current life, but also unfit for most animals and people for years to come. Estimates differ, but it could take a few hundred years before most plastic materials are properly broken down in landfills.   


When there is too much waste material, people and companies may turn to illegal or unethical dumping. They may bury or hide garbage or toxic chemical waste in wilderness areas, in countries overseas, or in the ocean itself. This causes major pollution. Even people of first-world countries may be affected, particularly in the case of electronic waste. Animals and other life in the wilderness and the oceans will suffer and die from so much pollution. There are currently huge floating islands of waste in the Pacific Ocean full of garbage that won't wear down.   

Habitat Destruction

As you might have guessed from the above sections, not recycling can result in the destruction of natural habitats. Many species of wildlife are already being endangered by habitat loss, and their situation is made worse by the ever-growing amount of trash polluting the environment. Less habitable land also means less land for human settlement in the long-run. The underground water tables may become polluted with toxic waste. Plastics may harm or suffocate animals. Chemicals may make the ground or even the air toxic for humans and animals. A lot of natural habitat also needs to be cleared to set up new landfills.   

What Can You Recycle? 

What you can recycle and how depends on your region, state, and city. Government websites can provide more specific information. In general, recyclable materials include cardboard, paper, plastics containers, and glass, as well as metals such as steel, tin, and aluminum cans, bake-ware, and foil. You can also recycle most electronics.

Many items can be recycled using curbside recycling service. You organize your recyclables into bins of paper, plastic, and glass and leave them on the curbside with the trash to be picked up and taken to recycling plants. For items that are not eligible for curbside recycling, such as many electronics, look up the proper recycling instructions for your city or county. For more information, contact a company like Industrial Services Inc.