Contamination is a common topic today. We know that pollution is impacting habitats. Wildlife is consuming pollutants; chemicals are getting into the ground and water. It has a direct impact on humans, plants, and animals. One way to counteract pollution is to recycle everything you possibly can because recycling reduces the need for producing things from new raw materials and is a proper way to dispose of unwanted materials.

Plastic Recycling

The accumulation of synthetic plastic products in the environment is out of control. Did you know that the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic is being dumped into the ocean every minute? So recycling is worth doing to help keep our oceans clean.

Plastic recycling is recovering scrap plastic and repurposing or reprocessing it to make other plastic products. Plastics like PET, for example, can be reused to make carpets, insulation, clothing, and more. Other plastics, like PVC, can’t be broken down and reshaped but can be repurposed or reused in different applications.

Metal Recycling

Metal recycle when metal is re-melted and reshaped into something new. While not every metal is the same, most metals can be reused countless times. Scrap iron from a demolition project or junk cars Sussex County NJ, empty soda cans, and even silver, brass and gold can be recycled.

Clothing and Textile Recycling

The fashion industry directly impacts water pollution. To create and process textiles, large amounts of chemicals are often used and usually get dumped as wastewater. The clothing and fashion industries are gigantic. But luckily, many types of fabric and materials can be created from recycled clothing or textiles. 

Because the planet belongs to everyone, everyone has responsibility for saving it. It doesn’t matter if you are recycling a bottle of plastic, junk cars, or reusing jeans; you are helping the Earth.