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    I’ve been wondering this for some time now… I know everyone says recycling is important, it’s good to help save the planet, and we all should be doing it and taking it very seriously…

    But seriously, does it really make a difference whether I recycle or not? Not everything seems to be recyclable anyway, so we’re all still producing a lot of trash. Is it so bad if I throw a cardboard box into a garbage can instead of a recycling bin?

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    I believe it does make a difference. Sure, if you or anyone throws something that can be recycled in the trash once in awhile, it doesn’t really matter.

    But if everyone did it all the time, a lot of resources would be wasted, and materials that could be recycled would end up cluttering landfills! For the little effort involved in recycling, I really think it’s worth it.

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    I agree that it makes a difference. I’ve heard somewhere that it took a lot less energy to recycle an aluminum can into new cans, than to create new ones from new resources. So when you take recycling seriously you help save energy and resources. Maybe recycling one can doesn’t seem like much, but if you recycle a few cans a week, every week, it all adds up and makes a big difference in the end!

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    I started recycling at home after we got recycling bins at work. My boss ordered them from Waste Wise Products, and after he got them installed in the office he took the time to explain to each of us why recycling was important, and he gave us statistics about how much energy we could save by recycling, and how many resources were wasted by people who don’t recycle…

    Anyway I don’t remember these statistics so what I’m saying doesn’t really make sense now, but he was very persuasive so I started recycling at home too!

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    That’s funny! For me it was the opposite, I got a recycling bin at home and then I felt so good about it I asked my boss if we could have one at work too!

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    That’s all very nice, but I heard somewhere that most of the stuff people put in their recycling bins doesn’t even get recycled.. So what’s the point?

    I also heard that most of the trash that ends up in landfills doesn’t come from people’s homes, but from big industries. So I don’t feel like my small recycling bin at home would make a difference.

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    I’m pretty sure everything we put into recycling bins gets recycled, maybe it takes some time, but it will get recycled eventually. As long as it’s recyclable, of course!

    Because some people don’t know this, but some things that have the recycling symbol on them can’t really be recycled, or just can’t be recycled in their community.

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    Well, see? It’s complex! I don’t have time to call my city hall to ask if I can put this or that in my recycling bin… And I don’t think the Earth will be doomed if I choose to not recycle.

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    Well, that’s your choice of course, no one can force you. But I do think it makes a difference, and I feel good about recycling. It might not be much, but I feel like I’m doing my part for the environment.

    I’m also glad we got recycling bins at my work, and they’re triple stream bins that make it easy to separate glass from plastics and paper!