ReCycle and ReUse
Economic and social growth goes hand in hand with environmental considerations. Using reused and recycled resources will financially gain everybody, the public as well as the enterprises. Getting rid of waste is expensive and if the producers should have to pay, the cost for harmful products would be at a much higher level. There shouldn´t really have to be any waste from our life-styles and consumption. Most of the waste can be used again or in a different way. With this in mind our priorities preferably would be:
1.only to buy consumption products that do not harm the environment
2.to re-use the waste, e.g. invent new areas of application
3.to re-cycle the waste, e.g. leave it to recycling companies or compost
When we recycle, used materials are converted into new products, reducing the need to consume natural resources. If used materials are not recycled, new products are made by extracting fresh, raw material from the Earth, through mining and forestry. Recycling helps conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats for the future. Using recycled materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably less energy than that required for producing new products from raw materials – even when comparing all associated costs, like transport. Plus there are extra energy savings because more energy is required to extract, refine, transport and process raw materials ready for industry compared with providing industry-ready materials. Recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution. As recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change. When we recycle, recyclable materials are reprocessed into new products, and as a result the amount of rubbish sent to landfill sites is reduced.