Why is recycling important?

Thank you for visiting this page and being careful about your recycling. Recycling massively reduces carbon emissions by preventing new raw materials from having to be obtained for manufacturing new products. It is particularly effective with regards to items which typically require materials to be flown across the world, like aluminium cans and textiles. In addition, incorrect recycling can cause massive amounts of waste, as incorrect items must be sorted out at recycling centres, which means it’s important to get it right in order to do the best we can for the environment.

To look at the guide to recycling from the Chichester District Council, see the image above.

It may seem like a drop in the ocean, but it’s crucial that we all recycle properly. As a community, we can make a real difference.