Recycling is the process of taking materials that would wind up as pure waste and re-using them. This may involve processing, as when plastic bottles are processed into other products made of plastic. Re-using is another way of recycling.
Benifits of Recycling include:
*Reduces the need for landfill space and pollution caused by incineration
*Prevents cutting down forests or using other raw materials
*Conserves forests, water, and minerals
*Helps lower carbon emissions that contribute to global warming
*Saves energy and reduces dependency on finite fossil fuels that also pollute
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