Why is recycling important?

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asked Aug 25, 2017 in Conservation by J Binder (330 points)
Why is recycling important?

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answered Aug 25, 2017 by Lilly21 (24,930 points)
Recycling is very important. Recycling saves our natural resources by not having to produce the material from scratch.

Take Iron and tin for example. If we recycle our tin and iron then we won't need to extract as much iron ore from the ground and it takes less energy to produce new steel and Tin from recycle Steel and Tin.

Plastics are made from oil so if we don't recycle plastic that means we have to use more oil to produce more plastic and oil is a renewable resource but it takes 1,000's of years to renew our oil supply.

We all should do our best to recycle when we can. We need to take care of our beautiful planet earth.

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