REDUCES POLLUTION · Manufacturing products from recycled paper reduces water pollution by 35% and air pollutants by 73%. · Using recycled steel in manufacturing cuts down on 76% of the water pollutants, 86% of the air pollutants, and 97% of the mining wastes.
REDUCES NEED FOR LANDFILLS · In the US, landfills include more than 80% of all solid waste. · Recycling helps to reduce landfill space and disposal costs.
REDUCES LITTER · Litter is a costly as well as unsightly problem US-tax payers are charged with. · $500 million every year goes to pick up litter by crews along state highways.