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April 28, 2021

10 Reasons Why You Should Buy Recycled Products

Recycling goes hand-in-hand with sustainability. And for recycling to come full circle, individuals and businesses should go beyond just recycling to also purchasing products made from recycled materials. Buying these types of reprocessed products gives your business a role in building a better world – socially, economically and environmentally.

Here are 10 reasons to buy products made from recycled materials:

  1. Saves energy – For example, it takes 95% less energy to recycle an aluminum can than to create a new one.
  2. Removes fewer resources from the Earth – The supply of some natural resources are limited and can be conserved by reusing and recycling materials to make new products.
  3. Keeps our landfills from overflowing – When we buy recycled items, it reduces the amount of waste taken to landfills, conserving valuable land.
  4. Limits pollution – Producing items from a reusable material ultimately restricts factory-induced greenhouse gasses and helps maintain a cleaner, healthier planet.
  5. Encourages companies to do the right thing by making more recycled productsA demand for recycled products encourages manufacturers to participate in an environmentally healthy effort that can also boost
  6. Saves water – Producing a dollar’s worth of paper from raw lumber takes more than 6 gallons of water. Buying recycled products can significantly reduce the amount of water used in the production of goods.
  7. Saves money – Reusing materials saves manufacturers money on resource output, which may save consumers money down the line.
  8. Supports businesses and helps with job creation – Many companies and individual jobs rely on recycling, so when you’ve purchased a recycled item, you’re helping stimulate the economy and keeping your neighbors employed.
  9. Displays good environmental ethics – Sometimes it’s good to do the right thing, simply because it’s the right thing to do.
  10. Is a valuable teaching tool for future generations – By purchasing recycled products, you’re sending a message that a healthy environment is worth the effort.

Commercial Zone is committed to maintaining sustainable business practices for a better tomorrow. Most of our quality products are made from a minimum of 25% recycled material, with our EarthCraft™ Series built from 100% recycled plastic. Plus, all Commercial Zone shipping cartons are made from recycled paper.

By offering various recycling bins that complement many different environments, Commercial Zone allows all businesses to reach their sustainability goals. The PolyTec Mixed Recycling Container, which is made from long-lasting recycled polyethylene, encourages recycling with its convenient open-top design. Not only are these durable recycling containers easy to maintain and clean, they are also made with recycled materials – allowing your eco-friendly practices to come full circle.

For more information on recycling containers or other products from Commercial Zone, see our complete product list or call 1-800-782-7273.

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