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."
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.
Earth Day Quotes
Recycling can prove very beneficial for your community and the environment.
Sean Parker, Recycle
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?
Food For Thought
"Itīs an illusion that the solution to pollution is dilution!"
"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
"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
"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."
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
Recycling is an impressively pure form of altruism, a widespread commitment to the greater good.
Frank Ackerman, Why Do We Recycle?
.... recycling your scraps for a new look is much easier on the budget than buying new.
Adrianne Surian, DIY T-Shirt Crafts
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
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.
"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."
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
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
"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
"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
"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."
"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."
"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without."
"You can help keep garbage out of landfills by using things again and again."
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
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
Make A Difference
"And don't forget to recycle to help save resources and reduce
space in landfills and buy recycled products as often as possible to
Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed., Ten Quick Tips to Save the Planet and Your Health
Poems of Encouragement
"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
"Waste is a terrible thing to mind - Recycle ."
"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
"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
If you care about the environment and how it will affect mankind, then recycling shouldn't take a second thought.
Recycling conserves natural resources, trims manufacters; energy costs and reduces air and water pollution.
Michael A. Fuoco
Glass is one of the most successful materials to reuse because if's 100 percent recyclable.
"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."
Be An Example
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
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
Poems About Hope
"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
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
"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
"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
"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
Deep Quotes About Life
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!