Recycling is when materials are collected and processed into new products instead of being thrown away. This benefits the environment and the community. There are three steps to recycling namely collection and processing, manufacturing and also getting new products made from recycled materials.
What are the benefits of recycling?
The benefits are that the economic expenditure of a company helps preserve the natural resources for future generation and also enables the control of the waste produced so that it does not end up in the landfill. The Recycling bin is used to sort out the different kinds of material to ensure the process is effective.
According to a study, in a year the activities of reuse and recycling in the USA were the cause of:
- 681,000 jobs
- $37.8 billion in wages
- $5.5 billion in tax revenues.
Examples of company recycling campaigns.
The Coca Cola beverages South Africa has created a 2l bottle that is returnable and is made of PET plastic. The bottles can be used 14 times after this can be recycled and can be made into new bottles. The bottle offers consumers value for money and also has a positive effect on the environment.
Smartfill aims for a sustainable world through plastic free retail & increasing food affordability.Through its great efforts it won the Silver at the 2021 NY Design awards in the sustainable category.
You can make a difference by reusing cans at home or taking them to recycling centres. You can reduce litter and also spread the world of social media to keep others informed.