Breaking Down the Benefits of Reusing, Reducing, & Recycling

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Once you get the hang of recycling, you’ll start to reap the benefits. Recycling doesn’t just benefit the planet. Every household that recycles will see benefits, as well. Let’s breakdown the benefits of recycling and how you can get started.

Sustainable living

Sustainability means that we take steps to reduce our carbon footprint and take a little pressure off of our planet. When we recycle, we are not only reducing the amount of trash that we create, but we are also conserving natural resources. Practice sustainable living by embracing the three R’s – Reusing, Reducing, Recycling.

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Reduce waste

Landfills release tons of greenhouse gasses into our atmosphere every single day. As trash breaks down and compacts, methane is created. The more we can reduce waste by reusing, reducing, and recycling, we can start to lower our carbon footprint and create a cleaner and more sustainable future.

Reduce pollution and save energy

When you don’t have to source for new materials, but reuse materials already in circulation, you are also reducing pollution and saving energy. Reusing materials, like timber, will reduce logging and deforestation. Not only do we save a ton of energy and water by reusing wood, but we leave more trees to help keep our air clean and reduce pollution.

Support local community

Adopting sustainable practices means that we start to look locally to source any materials. Supporting local manufacturers and businesses will reduce transportation pollution and energy waste. Recycling enriches the local community, as well, by creating more jobs in the recycling industry.Sustainable souvenirs

Sustainable living practices

If you want to reap the benefits of recycling, here are a few simple, sustainable living practices:

  • Buy energy-efficient products like appliances and lightbulbs
  • Recycle paper, plastic, glass, aluminum, and organic materials
  • Use public transportation, walk, or ride a bike
  • Support local businesses, farmers, & manufacturers

Sunrise Sanitation provides waste management and recycling solutions to West Virginia and Maryland.


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