Recycling 101

Recycling and reusing materials that would otherwise be discarded is a key component of environmental sustainability. Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The three elements of sustainability—environmental stewardship, economic development and social responsibility—are interdependent, and recycling exemplifies all three.

The Benefits of Recycling

Recycling has numerous environmental and economic advantages. Recycling:

Recycling Can Enhance Colorado’s Economy

Despite its sizeable economic potential, Colorado has overlooked recycling as an area of economic growth.

Recycling Protects the Environment