Buy Recycled

If you’re not buying recycled, you’re not really recycling!

Recycling is more than collecting materials and separating them from the trash. To “close the recycling loop”, new products must be made from the recyclables and then purchased by you, the consumer.

Buy Recycled

Buying recycled can save…

…natural resources

Making products from recycled materials reduces the need to cut down trees and drill for oil.

…energy

Less energy is needed to manufacture recycled products. It takes 95% less energy to make new aluminum from recycled aluminum than it does to make it from raw materials.

…clean air and water

Less air and water pollution is typically created when manufacturing products from recycled materials.

…disposal space

Materials that are recycled and made into new products do not go into the landfill.

…money and jobs

The recycling process creates many more jobs than does the landfilling or incinerating business.