Myth – Recycling uses more energy than it saves.
Truth – Making products from recycled materials uses, on average, 50% less energy than making them from new materials!
While processing recycled materials certainly requires some energy, it is not true that it uses more energy than it saves. On average, making products from recycled materials requires approximately 50% less energy than making products from raw materials, and for some products the energy savings are far higher. Turning old aluminum cans into new aluminum products uses 95% less energy than making aluminum from fresh materials!
Don’t forget that while there is quite a bit of energy associated with the recycling process there is also a lot of energy needed to pull raw materials from the ground!
Learn more about our recycling services at Ever Green Environmental by contacting us at 864-230-9800.
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