Recycling refers to the process that involves changing waste products into new usable products (Clean Energy Ideas, 2009). Although the advantages of recycling are well known by many, it would be overwhelming to discover what a world of benefit there is when people begin to fully understand, appreciate and participate in activities involving recycling. The following discussion lists the benefits that come with recycling of waste materials; recycling is one sure way of conserving and protecting the environment and materials that are valuable, thus making the world a cleaner and greener place to inhabit (Mohammed, 2006). It eliminates the need for incineration and land filling. Through recycling, much energy is saved and it also encourages the conservation of natural resources such as water, minerals and timber; thereby sustaining the environment and maintaining it so that generations to come may utilize it
It has been proven that recycling greatly reduces global climatic changes by decreasing greenhouse gases emissions. Non biodegradable wastes can be put into good use by recycling them. The art of recycling has led to the growth of local industries that employ thousands of people and helps communities live in clean and sound environments. At the end of the day, recycling remains a keystone to human healthy existence as it ensures that mankind protects the environment and the environment protects mankind.
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