42  Recycling Quotes

Be motivated to recycle by reading these recycling quotes - quotes to encourage not only recycling but also to reduce and reuse. We all need to do our part, no matter how big or small. Share them with others to remind them of the importance of recycling.

Reflect on these quotations in relation to what we are doing to our environment. To quote the Milwaukee Journal, "Trash: there are no rugs left to sweep it under."

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  1. If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, designed or removed from production. Pete Seeger
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  2. The potential to protect our soil and water and restore nutrition to our food through learning to compost and working with our neighbors to recycle food and yard wastes can inspire hope in a time when threats to the health of our planet and the public loom large. Grace Gershuny, from The Rodale Book of Composting
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  3. "And don't forget to recycle to help save resources and reduce space in landfills and buy recycled products as often as possible to encourage recycling." Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed., Ten Quick Tips to Save the Planet and Your Health
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  5. The Earth is more important than money, and if we want our children to have a clean place to live, we need to do our part now. We can't buy our children a new planet. Catherine Norton
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  6. We compost and use it in our gardens, which is recycling waste, why can't we do that in other areas of our lives? Kate Summers
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  7. Recycling can prove very beneficial for your community and the environment. Sean Parker, Recycle

  8. "This we know: the Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." Chief Seattle
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  9. There are many ways to show kindness to others, why not show kindness to our planet by recycling rather than throwing away. Catherine Pulsifer
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  10. "Itīs an illusion that the solution to pollution is dilution!" Author Unknown
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  12. "By treating waste as a resource, the reader will save money and better the environment." Lillian and Dave Brummet, The Beginnings of the Environmental Book on Everyone's Lips
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  13. "Like a shadow that does not permit us to jump over it, but moves with us to maintain its proper distance, pollution is nature's answer to culture. When we have learned to recycle pollution into potent information, we will have passed over completely into the new cultural ecology." William Irwin Thompson

  14. To leave a legacy for your children or grandchildren is not always money but something even more precious. It is to leave the Earth and its beauty, its vitality, and its wholesomeness. Byron R. Pulsifer

  15. Recycling is an impressively pure form of altruism, a widespread commitment to the greater good. Frank Ackerman, Why Do We Recycle?

  16. .... recycling your scraps for a new look is much easier on the budget than buying new. Adrianne Surian, DIY T-Shirt Crafts

  17. Never refrain from every opportunity to declare with a strong conviction that out throw away societal thinking does not only make manufacturer's wealthy, but it contributes to polluting a world soon to be overrun with the discards of so-called progress. Rosy Lee Anderson

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  19. To exchange clutter by offering items no longer needed to others who need them makes a world less susceptible to compounding an already cluttered world. Kate Summers
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  20. "Most of us are familiar with recycle and reusing, but how often do we think of the third R - REDUCE? 'Reduce' is probably the most important of the three Rs because, if we reduced, it would limit the need to recycle and reuse." Catherine Pulsifer

  21. Recycling food means taking leftovers, which are meals you have already cooked and adding ingredients to them to turn them into brand new meals. Nancy L. Benton, Leftover Meals – How To Recycle Food

  22. Almost everyone can be less wasteful, by throwing less stuff away while it's still useful - and even by buying less to. Susan Meredith, Why Should I Recycle?
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  23. To recycle household not only helps the environment by reducing the amount of garbage we produce, but it also means that you can get more out of each item. Alex Gaston, How To Recycle Tea Bags Or Coffee

  24. "Just as we cannot blame others for destroying the environment, so we cannot look to others to protect the environment. Responsibility for both begins at home." Paul Griss, The Daily Planet

  25. "We may recycle newspapers and glass and take proper satisfaction for doing so, but we remain caught in a web of spiritual assumptions about success and consumption, progress and waste that effectively undermine and trivialize our efforts to escape." William H. Becker
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  26. "Can implementing the three R's - reduce, recycle, reuse, save you money? If you only implemented the three R's in your kitchen, you would save money." Catherine Pulsifer
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  27. "There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use." Mother Teresa

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  29. "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." Proverb

  30. "You can help keep garbage out of landfills by using things again and again." Margie Burton

  31. Glass, like aluminum, is readily recyclable by simply melting waste glass into new forms, and the rationale for the procedure is, likewise, for saving energy costs. Rodge Daniel, How to Recycle Reduce & Reuse to Save our 'Environment

  32. If everyone in the USA recycled just one aluminum can, 295 millionn new aluminum cans could be made. Aubre Andrus, 101 small Ways to Change The World
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  33. "Recycling aged wireless equipment is a sensible alternative. Valuable materials can be recovered from used wireless devices in a number of different ways." Sharon Housley, Recycle Cell Phones

  34. "Waste is a terrible thing to mind - Recycle ." Bumper Sticker
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  35. "We must learn to be less wasteful and to develop an environmental ethic that includes a respect for all other species." Paul Griss, The Daily Planet
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  36. "We were surprised at the little things we could all do to reduce our greenhouse gases by one-tonne. We all could make more of a difference when it comes to greenhouse gases." Catherine Pulsifer, The One-Tonne Challenge
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  38. If you care about the environment and how it will affect mankind, then recycling shouldn't take a second thought. Jeffrey Sanderson

  39. Recycling conserves natural resources, trims manufacters; energy costs and reduces air and water pollution. Michael A. Fuoco

  40. Glass is one of the most successful materials to reuse because if's 100 percent recyclable. Nanette Holland

  41. "No matter how you look at it, scooping garbage into an oven and setting it afire is an equally primitive alternative to digging a hole in the ground and burying it. The former contaminates air; the latter, groundwater." Sandra Steingraber
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  42. Change the way you think about ‘keeping up with the Jones’. Learn to appreciate the benefits of being less materialistic. Jeff Kinder, How to Recycle and other money-saving tips

  43. "We are not to throw away those things which can benefit our neighbor. Goods are called good because they can be used for good: they are instruments for good, in the hands of those who use them properly." Clement of Alexandria

  44. Recycling was a common practice before the industrial revolution. Things were not mass produced. It was economically sound (cheaper) to reuse what you had. S.A. Peterson, Recycling Rules
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  45. "The EPA estimates that of over 20 million personal computers discarded in 1998, only 13% were reused or recycled. Of those that were recycled, over 112 million pounds of valuable materials were recovered including steel, glass, plastic and precious metals." Donna Schwartz Mills, It's Easy to Be Green

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  47. "Each individual contribution to the problem may be minimal, but the combined activities of our neighbours, our community and citizens across the country have an enormous effect." Paul Griss, The Daily Planet

  48. "If 25 years ago I had said that the majority of Canadians would be drinking bottled water today, you would have laughed. If I were to say now that we may have to breathe bottled air in 25 years if we don’t fundamentally change the way our society works, would you laugh? And if we can't breathe the air, does it really matter whether the government of the day is right or left?" Jim Harris, Green Party
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We hope these recycling quotations remind you of the importance of protecting our environment for generations to come. You may think one person cannot have an impact on the environment but if all of us just did one thing it could have a significant impact and recycling is the one thing that we can all do. Share these with others to encourage them to do their part!

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