Thursday, April 19, 2012

Earth Day - Recycling

Hello there! As you know (or I hope you know ;) Earth day is coming up on Sunday. Over the next few days EtsyVeg Members are going to be posting important earth things on here on our team blog and on our own personal blogs as well. We hope you'll take the time to read and share these posts. We hope to raise awareness that the earth and its inhabitants need to be treated with respect EVERY day! Today I'm going to "talk" a bit about the importance of recycling. I'm a bit of a recycling nerd. I think it is very important. My personal reasons for recycling are: 1. Recycling prevents items from sitting in a landfill. 2. Recycling prevents items from floating into rivers, lakes or oceans and upsetting the wildlife or plantlife that resides there. 3. Recycling gives us a chance to reuse items. Those are a few reasons that I think are pretty good. But in case you need some more incentive, here you go: 1. Recycling prevents pollution caused by the manufacturing of products from virgin materials. 2. Recycling saves energy. 3. Recycling decreases emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change. 4. Recycling conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals. 5. Recycling helps sustain the environment for future generations. Ok, go! I hope that gives you plenty of reasons to get out there and recycle whatever you can!

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