Most states support the movement to recycle, reduce and reuse.

Georgia has several organizations that lead the way for the residents to participate.

The Georgia Recycling CoalitionGeorgia recycles

This organization’s mission is complement and coordinate activities relative to recycling, to foster communications among professionals, organizations, government agencies and individuals, and to promote and enhance reduction and recycling programs throughout the state.

The provide events to promote awareness and provide drop offs for communities around the state. Click on The EcoVille logo above to visit their page and learn about what they’ll be doing near you.

I looked through this website and found great information about recycling in general as well as about the Georgia specific recycle information. They compiled this list of the top 10 reasons to recycle to encourage each of us to take part in this cause.

Top Ten Reasons to Recycle

  1. Good for our Economy
    Manufacturing companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products.
  2. Creates Jobs
    Recycling in the U.S. is a $236 billion a year industry. More than 56,000 recycling and reuse enterprises employ 1.1 million workers nationwide.
  3. Reduces Waste
    The average North American discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into to landfills, where it’s compacted and buried.
  4. Good For The Environment
    Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources, and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.
  5. Saves Energy
    Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with virgin materials. (Manufacturing with recycled aluminum cans uses 95% less energy.)
  6. Preserves Landfill Space
    No one wants to live next door to a landfill. Recycling preserves existing landfill space.
  7. Prevents Global Warming
    Each year it is estimated that recycling of solid waste prevents the release of 52 million metric tons of carbon equivalent (MMTCE, the unit of measure for greenhouse gases) into the air.
  8. Reduces Water Pollution
    Making goods from recycled materials generates far less water pollution than manufacturing from virgin materials.
  9. Protects Wildlife
    Using recycled materials reduces the need to damage forests, wetlands, rivers and other places essential to wildlife.
  10. Creates New Demand
    Recycling and buying recycled products creates demand for more recycled products, decreasing waste and helping our economy

Content from: National Recycling Coalition/Georgia Recycling Coalition