- Recycling reduces waste, which in turn reduces the need for landfills and dumpsites.
- Recycling reduces pollution and saves energy. Making products from virgin or raw materials results in pollution and uses more energy.
- Recycling is cheaper in the long run compared to maintaining landfills and other systems. When recycling programmes become more efficient, there will be less rubbish to dispose of.
- Recycling creates up to 5 times more jobs than waste disposal alone. It will create jobs for engineers, machine specialists, environmental personnel, general workers and many more.
- Recycling improves cleanliness and quality of life.
Breakdown of solid waste created by Malaysians
- 27 % - [Paper]
- 36.5% - [Household waste]
- 3.9% - [Steel]
- 3.7% - [Glass]
- 16.4% - [Plastic]
- 12.5% - [Others]
** Experts believe a landfill can last 10 years longer if Malaysians recycled 50% of their garbage The residents of Johor Bahru generate 1300 tons of waste every day.
[quoted from kitarsemula01]