A recycled product is defined as being made in whole or in part from material recovered from the waste stream.
Creating a strong market for recycled products is key to completing the recycling process or “closing the loop.” By purchasing products with recycled content you prevent those materials from ending up in a landfill and do your part to ensure the continuation of recycling programs.
Products made from recycled materials are equal in quality and sometimes lower in price compared to other products made from virgin materials.
Making products with recycled materials instead of virgin materials saves natural resources like oil, minerals, and trees from being harvested and mined.
It typically takes less energy to make recycled products than new products.
Tips for Purchasing:
Support companies that broadcast their awareness of their environmental impact.
Shop local to support your community and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Look for the “recycled content” label, which will tell you what percent of the product is made from recycled materials.