50 Ways to Stay Well #40- Recycling

You’ve heard the many benefits recycling has on the environment and even the economy.

  • Reduces waste sent to landfills
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Conserves natural resources
  • Create jobs
  • Helps sustain the environment for future generations

But recycling can also contribute to your own personal sense of wellbeing. Recycling can remind you how your actions affect the world at large. Many people think personal efforts have no effect but every little bit counts.

Recycling can also bring communities together. Simple programs that make a community stronger can be built upon the many benefits of recycling. Many people have found that their collective efforts in proper waste disposal have made their towns cleaner and happier. Others have found friends and supporters in their mission to change the world. In fact, it is one the best ways to teach children about responsibility and taking an initiative. (Source: Conserve Energy Future)

Resources

City of Lethbridge Waste & Recycling

Residential Recycle

Earth 9-1-1 Resources to teach kids about recycling

 

Articles

Recycling: A Component of Strong Community Development (US EPA Archive)

Benefits of Recycling (National Institutes of Health)

Effects of Recycling on Humans (SF Gate)

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