28 Recycling Quotes

Be motivated to recycle by reading these recycling quotes. 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 quotes 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. 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
    Earth Day Quotes

  2. "Itīs an illusion that the solution to pollution is dilution!"
    Author Unknown
    Pollution Quotes

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  4. "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
    Environment Quotes

  5. "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
    Forest Quotes

  6. "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
    Life Quotes

  7. 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
    Children Quotes

  8. 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
    Opportunity Quotes

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  10. 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
    Helping Others Quotes

  11. "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
    Positive Quotes

  12. "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

  13. "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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  14. "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
    Saving Money Quotes

  15. "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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  17. "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without."

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

  19. "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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  20. "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
    Sustainability Quotes

  21. "Waste is a terrible thing to mind - Recycle ."
    Bumper Sticker
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  22. "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
    Frugal Living Quotes

  23. "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
    Positive Quotes About Change

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  25. If you care about the environment and how it will affect mankind, then recycling shouldn't take a second thought.
    Jeffrey Sanderson
    Thoughtful Quotes

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

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

  28. "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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  29. "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

  30. "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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  32. "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

  33. "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 quotes 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 recycling quotes with others to encourage them to do their part!

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