Is Recycling Eco-Friendly? (& Why the Answer Is “Yes” and “No”)

Is Recycling Eco-Friendly

Cambridge dictionary says anything eco-friendly is “designed to have little or no damaging effect on the environment”. Yet, recycling undoubtedly harms the environment. That’s because recycling is, after all, a manufacturing process that requires mechanical manipulation of materials.  So, to answer the question, “Is recycling eco-friendly?“, we must first ask ourselves, “compared to what?“ Is …

Is Recycling Glass Worth It? (& Which Glass Doesn’t Get Recycled)

Is Recycling Glass Worth It

Glass bottles and jars are 100% recyclable. And they can be recycled endlessly without losing their quality.  When you recycle glass, you help conserve non-renewable resources, reduce CO2 emissions, and save energy.  Is recycling glass worth it? Yes, absolutely, but with a catch… For glass recycling to make sense, it has to be free from contamination. …

Is Recycling Cardboard Worth It? All The Facts (Easily Explained)

Is Recycling Cardboard Worth It

Processing recycled materials may not be the magic ‘cure-all’ for our environmental woes.  But it is a significant piece of the solution.  80% of products purchased in the US and the EU are packaged in cardboard. The US alone throws away around 1 billion trees in cardboard per year.  Yes. Recycling cardboard is worth it.  …