Saves limited natural resources Prevents air and water pollution Saves energy Provides raw materials for industry Creates jobs Saves landfill space Improves our nations ability to compete Keeps habitats intact Reduces greenhouse gas emissions WHY RECYCLE?
RECYCLING COSTS Personnel Transportation Equipment Maintenance However, disposal also has these costs and has less environmental benefits. How can we/government/organizations stimulate demand for recovered material?
NC LANDFILL BANS Take a guess: Which of the following are banned from landfills? Motor Oil (Used)Aseptic Packaging Oyster Shells Glass ContainersScrap Tires Newspaper Yard TrashAluminum Cans Styrofoam Plastic Bottles Antifreeze Appliances Food WasteLead-Acid Batteries Televisions Wooden PalletsMotor Oil Filters Phone Books Rechargeable Batteries Computer Equipment Hard Bound Books Beverage Containers from ABC Permitted Facilities
NC LANDFILL BANS Take a guess: Which of the following are banned from landfills? Motor Oil (Used) Oyster Shells Scrap Tires Yard TrashAluminum Cans Plastic Bottles Antifreeze Appliances Lead-Acid Batteries Televisions Wooden PalletsMotor Oil Filters Computer Equipment Beverage Containers from ABC Permitted Facilities