Recycling is a method of reusing waste disposal to the maximum possible extent. This is done from regular daily waste, outdated electronic items, plastic items and more. The key benefits of recycling include
- Saving environment
- Conserving the natural resources
- Scope of employment
- Minimize the cost of products
- Reduce toxic gas emissions.
- Safeguard the health and enhance the lifespan
Save the environment:
The recycling of metals, plastic, and other waste helps to save environmental damage. The pollution due to plastic, heavy metal waste is serious havoc to the natural well being of all the animals and humans. When the plastic and heavy metal waste is recycled, the damage done to the environment due to their disposal is reduced. So recycling helps to minimize waste and safeguard the environment.
Save natural resources:
Many substances like chemicals, non-metals and metals are extracted from nature for use. The more the requirement, the more is their extraction leading to the rapid depletion of the resources for the future. Recycling these materials will reduce the requirement for further extraction. Thus the natural resources can be saved.
Recycling is also a business with chances of good revenue. Hence, there are companies that are jumping right into the business of recycling. This recycling process requires both skilled and nonskilled technicians for work. and it involves revenue generation. This lead to jobs and employment for many people in the country.
Minimize the cost of products:
Getting raw material for making products like petroleum, metal ore, etc., requires their import, purification, extraction, etc. This can be minimized if products are recycled. This process of recycling can be less expensive if proper techniques are used. When the raw material is obtained by recycling method, it will benefit both the consumers and the manufacturers. The consumers can get some cash benefits from the recycling company or the governments. At the same time, the manufacturer can offer the finished products made from recycled material at lesser prices.
Reduction of Toxic gas emission: Most disposed materials release toxic gases or greenhouse gases. Both types of gases can be the cause of air pollution and also global warming. When the waste material is recycled. The chances of toxic gas emissions are reduced.
Safeguard the health and enhance lifespan:
When we dump electronics like mobile phones, computers, television sets, etc., the lead, arsenic and other heavy metals in them get released into the soil. These then can reach groundwater and then the human bodies. These heavy metals are responsible for many types of diseases. In the long run, they also reduce lifespan.
Hence, on electronic items, you will notice a symbol of not to throw in the dustbin. This is to indicate how harmful they can be when dumped in dustbins. So proper recycling of this waste is essential to handle the toxic dump.