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“You can't claim to be healthy if you're not doing what's healthy for your planet. You'll feel better about yourself and about your world when you know you're doing the right thing
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#14 of 16 from How I Stay Healthy by
“We just emptied our recycling closet today, yes, a whole closet just for recycling! The thing is, in just one week we have about 3 times more recyclable items than we have of
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#9 of 21 from Little Things I Do For the Sake of My Family's Health and the Environment by
“Like not littering, recycling is an easy and good habit to adopt. First, try to reuse, but if that's not possible, find out if it's recyclable and what the proper protocol is for
#4 of 15 from Little Things I Do For the Sake of the Environment by
“Processing used materials into new products, which results in less waste of potentially useful materials, less consumption of fresh raw materials, less energy usage and less water
#1 of 6 from The Green Cycles: Keeping Materials In the Loop & Out of the Trash by
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Recycling involves processing used materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" waste hierarchy.
Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles, and electronics. Although similar in effect, the composting or other reuse of biodegradable waste – such as food or garden waste – is not typically considered recycling. Materials to be recycled are either brought to a collection center or picked up from the curbside, then sorted, cleaned, and reprocessed into new materials bound for manufacturing.
In a strict sense, recycling of a material would produce a fresh supply of the same material, for example used office paper to more office paper, or used foamed polystyrene to more polystyrene. However, this is often difficult or too expensive (compared with producing the same product from raw materials or other sources), so "recycling" of many products or materials involves their reuse in producing different materials (e.g., paperboard) instead. Another form of recycling is the ...
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