Advantages of Recycling

The outlying social purpose of production of goods in the society is to make the unlimited resources and services available to the many needs and uses. As such, producers have to take into account that whatever is produced has to be consumed to totality and those that do not are recycled for more uses. This gives the primary concern of recycling of waste products into more productive use by adding value to the waste material. For this reason, recycling is therefore of great benefit to the society.


At the center of it all, recycling helps in saving money. Recycling of waste products adds an array of revenue and other benefits to those who undertake it. Producers have embarked on recycling their waste products as an avenue for creating some additional cash to the company. On the other hand, it is cheaper to recycle used products than to produce brand new products out of raw material (Vázquez, E., & RILEM Technical Committee 217-PRE, 2013). People who undertake recycling incur a lower production cost since they would not need much raw material as it is in producing brandy products.

Recycling similarly has a tremendous benefit to the environment. This is the most popularly and globally recognized advantage accrued from recycling of waste and used products (Kirshner, D., Stern, A. C., & Environmental Defense Fund, 1985). It is approximated that 70 percent of the world’s waste are a material that cannot be decomposed. However, these materials can be reused without wearing out. Therefore, emphasis by the global organization on recycling of waste products have caused improved environmental standards. Environmentalist hence support recycling for the purpose of protecting our environment.

Other advantages of recycling include creating of job opportunities and elimination of landfill wastes. Setting up recycling plants have resulted in new jobs particularly in the developing countries and industrial margins. These advantages hence make recycling beneficial to the society.