In many ways recycling materials is more beneficial than extracting raw ones:

  • The more stuff we recycle the less stuff we send to landfills
  • We can conserve natural resources but reusing same material instead of extracting new ones every time we need to produce something
  • Extracting new resources is usually harmful to the environment, so the less we extract the better it is
  • We use a lot of energy to extract raw resourcing, for recycling materials we use much less energy
  • Local recycling creates jobs