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Recycling is the process of converting waste materials (such as plastics, glass and metals) into new products. Recycling helps to conserve materials, some of which may be in short supply. The process also helps the environment by cutting down on the amount of waste that’s sent to landfill, some of which might be harmful to the environment.

In this section you’ll find a wide variety of articles surrounding many different topics related to recycling and the environment.

A collection of widely used recycling symbols.

Recycling Symbols

Confused about the many different recycling symbols used today? Find out what these symbols actually mean and the types of products they identify.

Three recycling bins used for different materials.

Recycling Bins

Recycling bins come in a variety of shapes and sizes and different bins can be provided for a wide variety of recycling functions.

Reasons why you should recycle.

Reasons Why You Should Recycle

Discover the reasons why you should recycle including the many benefits that recycling brings to our environment.

Various goods that could be recycled.

Why Is Recycling Important?

Discover why recycling is important and what role this process plays in helping to clean up our environment.

A stack of tires that could be recycled.

Tire Recycling

Tire recycling is an important process that helps keep our environment clean, tidy and free from potentially toxic waste.

A plastic bottle that could be recycled.

Plastic Recycling

Find out how plastic can be recycled and view the many resin identification codes used widely to identify recyclable plastics.

A piece of paper that could be recycled.

Paper Recycling

Discover how paper is recycled and how this process can help to reduce the impact that deforestation is having across the globe.