Recycling is the third R of the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Recycling means taking a product or material at the end of its useful life and turning it into a usable raw material to make another product. Dutchak Recycle & Scrap Metal is proud to say, we recycled over 14 million pounds of scrap metal last year.
Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, cardboard, metal, plastic, tires, textiles, batteries, and electronics. The composting and other reuse of biodegradable waste—such as food and garden waste—is also a form of recycling. Materials for recycling are either delivered to a household recycling centre or picked up from curbside bins, then sorted, cleaned, and reprocessed into new materials for manufacturing new products.
By making products from recycled materials we conserve land and reduce the need to drill for oil and dig for materials.
It takes less energy to make recycled products: recycled aluminum, for example takes 95% less energy than new aluminum.
Air and Water
Recycled materials creates less air pollution and water pollution than making products from virgin materials.
Recycled materials don’t go into landfill or incinerators, so landfill space is conserved.
Lease expensive waste management method for cities and towns.
The recycling process creates far more jobs than landfills or incinerators.
If everyone worked together, saving our natural resources, the world would be a much better place to live in. Please take a look at these useful sites to help you help the environment and learn how just a few changes can make the world of difference!