When we recycle, used materials

Recycling helps protect the environment
When we recycle, used materials are converted into new products, reducing the need to consume natural resources.
If used materials are not recycled, new products have to be made from fresh, raw materials that are extracted from the earth, through mining and forestry. Recycling helps conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats for the future.
When we recycle, materials are reprocessed into new products. As a result, we send less rubbish to landfill sites. There are over 200 landfill sites in Australia, and these sites produced a quarter of the Australia emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.