What are the benefits of waste recycling?

Environmental benefits of recycling

People are increasingly aware of the need to recycle. The possibility of reintroducing products that have been previously used into the market is a very interesting advantage. Today, precisely, we are going to know some of the main general and economic benefits of recycling.

One of the best known general recycling benefits is the reduction of pollution. When a person recycles household waste or a company recycles its industrial waste, what is achieved is a decrease in the amount of garbage and waste. The accumulation of this waste on the ground generates toxic gases that have a negative impact on the environment.

Recycling allows us to save energy. This is achieved by reusing materials, which means that energy is not wasted. It takes a great deal of energy to extract and transform materials into products. By reusing these products through recycling, companies, factories and industries will not have to use so much energy to obtain raw materials.

What is recycling?

For recycling to be possible, waste must undergo a series of steps and treatments. This is a really interesting process and one that we believe is rarely talked about in the mainstream media.

Plastic recycling – yellow container: We start by separating the materials, then the plastic is broken into small pieces and crushed, after which it is washed and food remains and other substances are removed, dried and finally homogenized.

Glass recycling – green container: it starts by separating impurities, then the metal materials are removed, then the glass is sorted and finally the glass is crushed to be melted later.

No, it is not the same. Recycled bags are those made from recycled material – on the other hand, recyclable bags can be used many times before they are discarded, i.e. they are reusable bags.

Economic benefits of recycling

The generation of solid waste in Mexico is estimated at 100 thousand tons per day. In today’s lifestyle, containers and packaging are necessary, they contain, preserve and allow the transfer of consumer goods, are discarded in large quantities and are the most significant part of solid waste. In Mexico, each person generates around 800g of waste per day.

To increase recycling rates, it is urgent to raise awareness among the population and invite them to take an active part in the recycling culture. The country requires an informed and committed population that adopts responsible consumption habits such as: choosing durable products, using products as long as possible, buying products with little packaging, supporting the purchase of recycled products and those made from recyclable, sustainable or biodegradable materials.

It is essential to identify and separate household waste, allocate different containers to sort garbage and dispose of it in separate bags, organic and recyclable inorganic materials, this facilitates the collection and recycling.


Before going into details about the benefits of recycling, we want to clarify what recycling is. It is an eco-friendly practice that is based on transforming one product into another to use it for longer, instead of turning it into garbage and polluting. You can learn more about What is recycling in this other article of EcologíaVerde.Now, focusing on the advantages of this practice, we can say in summary, which later we will detail, that the benefits and advantages of recycling are:Next, we explain one by one how the benefits of recycling affect our planet, so that you realize the impact that our actions and decisions have on the world.

Finally, after knowing what are the benefits of recycling, we show you several images of recycling and we recommend this post on The best phrases of recycling that provides more ideas about its benefits and the great importance of this eco-friendly practice, as well as several more photos with the phrases included that you can share.In addition, here you can see an infographic about recycling.