1. Conserves natural resources.
Recycling conserves natural resources such as trees, water and minerals — preserving the environment for future generations.
2. Reduces the need for landfills.
Recycling reduces the need for landfills and incinerators because when materials are recycled, less waste is sent to disposal facilities.
3. Prevents pollution.
Recycling prevents pollution and reduces greenhouse gas emissions caused by the extracting and processing of raw materials.
4. Saves energy.
Recycling saves energy by eliminating the need to extract and process raw materials.
5. Creates jobs.
Recycling helps create new jobs in the United States for both the recycling industry and manufacturing.