Why Recycle?

Not only can recycling help the environment, but we can all benefit from recycling things from around the house, at work and during our leisure time. If you're not already recycling, find out more about how easy it is and how you can really make a difference. For those who already recycle, discover the positive effect your recycling efforts are making and find out what else you may be able to do.

Benefits

  • Recycling saves Natural Resources by making products from recycled materials instead of virgin materials, we conserve land and reduce the need to drill for oil and dig for minerals.
  • It usually takes less energy to make recycled products; recycled aluminum, for example, takes 95% less energy than new aluminum from bauxite ore.
  • In most cases, making products from recycled materials creates less air pollution and water pollution than making products from virgin materials.
  • When the materials that you recycle go into new products, they don't go into landfills or incinerators, so landfill space is conserved.
  • Recycling also helps control waste disposal problems. For every ton of paper recovered for recycling, about 3 cubic yards of landfi ll space are saved. And in many cases, recovering paper for recycling can save communities money that they would otherwise have to spend for disposal.

The big problem

Let's Recycle

Worldwide, over 95 million metric tons of paper are recovered each year to be made into recycled paper and paperboard.

What you can do?

If you have any form of e-waste at home, that you can't throw into your 'ordinary bin', then Green Gene bin is a better place to throw your trash. Always remember these three words: Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.

Disposal Methods for Municipal Solid Waste in India

  • Composting
  • Open Dumping
  • Land Filling
  • Incineration
  • Others*
Composting
Open Dumping
Land Filling
Incineration
Others

Source: ENV 1997

*Animal feeding, dumping in water, ploughing into soil, and open burning.