25 Significant Ways That Recycling Can Help The World

Recycling is possibly one of the best ways we have to protect our environment. Although you as an individual most likely can’t control the carbon emissions of factories and governments, you can certainly make a change in your own life and the lives of your community. As more and more people are sharing the precious resources we have on this planet, it becomes more important that we ration them and ensure that we don’t destroy our world in the process of trying to improve our lives on it. No matter where you fall on the political or economic spectrum, everybody knows that to some extent, recycling is definitely important. Today we are going to dive into the world of recycling, green power, and sustainability and in many way this is the future of our planet. Our children and their children will have to take these things to heart as they all strive to live on a planet that can only support a limited population. And of course, one day we will hopefully find other ways to power and support our lives but until that day we have to take care of what we have. These are 25 significant ways that recycling can help the world.

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Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to one full album on your ipod

ipodSource: dosomething.org, Image: wikipedia
24

6 billion kilograms (14 billion pounds) of garbage are dumped into the ocean everyday and most of it is plastic

marine debrisSource: randomhistory.com, Image: wikipedia

23

If you don't dispose of motor oil properly, only 1 gallon could contaminate up to 2 million gallons of fresh water

If you don't dispose of motor oil properly, only 1 gallon could contaminate up to 2 million gallons of fresh waterSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
22

Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the cost of producing new aluminum

piggy bankSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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A recycled aluminum can finds its way back to a store shelf after just 60 days

aluminum cansSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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