What is Recycling: 7 Benefits of Recycli

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What is recycling? This presentation defines recycling as a process, a choice, and as a way of life. It also outlines the 7 basic benefits of recycling to individuals, society, and the environment.

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What is Recycling? : 

What is Recycling? 7 Benefits of Recycling

Presented byPacebutler Corporationhttp://www.pacebutler.com : 

Presented byPacebutler Corporationhttp://www.pacebutler.com America’s premier buyer of used cell phones.

110 Years of Recycling : 

110 Years of Recycling 110 years after the first recycling plant was established, the U.S. has one of the highest recycling rates in the world, today.

U.S. Recycling Rate (1960 – 2008) : 

U.S. Recycling Rate (1960 – 2008)

55 Percent : 

55 Percent of the 250 million tons of solid waste we produce each year in the U.S. end up in our landfills!

What is recycling? : 

What is recycling? Reduce Reuse Recycle

Reduce means… : 

Reduce means… Decreasing unnecessary and wasteful purchases Decreasing the volume of waste Decreasing pollutants

Reuse means… : 

Reuse means… Taking care of our stuff Repurposing Donating Upcycling

Buy Recycled : 

Buy Recycled Products made from recycled materials Make it truly recycling Close the loop

It’s not recycling… : 

It’s not recycling… …if no one buys or makes use of the end (recycled) product.

Recycling is a process. : 

Recycling is a process. Collection and Segregation Processing and Remanufacturing Purchase and Use

Recycling Benefits… : 

Recycling Benefits… You Society Environment

7 Benefits of Recycling : 

7 Benefits of Recycling Financial Benefit Conservation of Resources Energy savings Community Building Jobs creation Strong economy Environmental Protection

Financial Benefits : 

Financial Benefits Make money selling recyclables Community Financial Benefits

Resources Conservation : 

Resources Conservation Throwing away a single aluminum can, versus recycling it, is like pouring out six ounces of gasoline. Last year, Americans recycled enough aluminum cans to conserve the energy equivalent to more than 15 million barrels of oil.

1 million tons of steel recycled saves… : 

1 million tons of steel recycled saves… 1.3 million tons of iron ore 718,000 tons of coal 62,000 tons of limestone.

Recycling Saves Energy : 

Recycling Saves Energy It requires more energy to manufacture a brand new aluminum can than it does to recycle 20 aluminum cans.

Recycling Builds Community : 

Recycling Builds Community People work together Communicate Share ideas Support each other

Recycling Creates Jobs : 

Recycling Creates Jobs 10,000 tons of waste: Incinerated, creates 1 job Landfilled, creates 6 jobs Recycled, creates 36 jobs!

Recycling helps build a strong Economy : 

Recycling helps build a strong Economy Lower waste management costs Cheaper production materials Energy Savings Jobs Creation

Recycling helps protect the Environment : 

Recycling helps protect the Environment Reduced contamination risk from landfills Reduced pollution Reduced environmental impact from mining or extracting fresh raw materials.

Cleaner air… : 

Cleaner air… 82 million tons of waste recycled in 2006 is equivalent to taking 39 million cars off the road for one full year!

Recycling is a choice : 

Recycling is a choice The plastic bottle, paper scrap, or used cell phone won’t recycle itself… It’s up to YOU to make that choice to recycle.

Recycling is a way of life : 

Recycling is a way of life Once you make the choice to recycle… And stick to that choice everyday… Recycling becomes second nature – a way of life.

Let’s all recycletoday… : 

Let’s all recycletoday…

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Images courtesy of: mred-trucks.blogspot.com recycleraccoon.wordpress.com tts-group.co.uk packagingsource.com climate.nasa.gov uoregon.edu your.kingcounty.gov opsus.com life123.com greengta.ca/

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A Video Presentation byPacebutler Corporationhttp://www.pacebutler.com : 

A Video Presentation byPacebutler Corporationhttp://www.pacebutler.com America’s premier buyer of used cell phones.