How recycling helps in Nation’s Progress
There will always be countless environmental benefits of recycling, regardless of the times we live in. And in a world like today, where natural resources (example: fuels, metals, etc.) and energy are being used up at an alarming rate, rapid deforestation is wiping out the earth’s forests and massive tons of waste is produced every second, the importance of recycling is more than ever.
Along with environmental benefits there are many economic benefits of recycling as well, one of which is that it saves a lot of money. It is cheaper to make products using recycled materials. For example, manufacturing products using fresh aluminum costs twice as much as using recycled aluminum. This is because a lot more energy is needed to extract aluminum from its raw forms. Subsequently, products that are made from recycled materials can also be purchased at a much cheaper price. Not only the prices of products are reasonably low but quality wise also they are very good.
As prices of items are reduced, the amount of waste that needs to go to the landfill or incinerator also goes down. Through recycling, communities can save a lot on their waste disposal costs (example: landfill costs), which can be very expensive. In addition, through sale of the recycled materials, communities can also offset the cost of their waste disposal, thereby further reducing their total expenditure.
With recycling, everything can be used to its maximum potential. Nothing is wasted. Such cost-effective practices not only saves money, but the environment and our resources too.
Recycling creates new business opportunities for transporting, processing and selling recovered materials as well as companies that manufacture and distribute products made from recycled materials. This process gives enough scope to the companies that manufacture and distribute products made with these recycled materials.
There are significant environmental and economic benefits associated with recycling that can’t be overlooked. This nature favoring process creates jobs that are more cost effective than simple trash collection; it considerably reduces the need for new landfills, and saves massive amounts of energy. The way situation in the world stands today, recycling has become more than a process rather it is a necessity that is good for both nation and economy.