RECYCLING QUOTES

quotations about recycling

Recycling quote

While recycling is great in a lot of ways, the ultimate goal is to get people to prevent waste in the first place.

MCKENZIE JONES, "Recycling made easier with new city app", Arizona Daily Sun, February 11, 2016

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Recycling is more than just a response to the environmental crisis and has assumed a symbolic role in beginning to change the nature of western societies and the culture of consumerism. Indeed many environmentalists assume that there will be an inevitable shift from our "throwaway" society to a post-industrial "recycling" society of the future.

MATTHEW GANDY, Recycling and the Politics of Urban Waste

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Recycling turns things into other things. Which is like MAGIC.

ANONYMOUS

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Recycle the present, save the future.

ANONYMOUS

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Recycle. The possibilities are endless.

ANONYMOUS

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All the human and animal manure which the world wastes, if returned to the land, instead of being thrown into the sea, would suffice to nourish the world.

VICTOR HUGO, Les Misérables

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Never refuse to reuse.

ANONYMOUS

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Recycle today for a better tomorrow.

ANONYMOUS

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There is no such thing as "away". When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.

ANNIE LEONARD, attributed, The Story of STUFF Project

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When you refuse to reuse it's our Earth you abuse.

ANONYMOUS

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If you're not buying recycled products, you're not really recycling.

ED BEGLEY, JR., attributed, Living an Eco-Friendly Life

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Recycling is often portrayed within environmentalist literature as integral to the conception of an alternative society founded on small-scale community based industries and commune type human settlements. The aims is to create self-sufficient sustainable urban communities based around local production for local consumption from local resources.

MATTHEW GANDY, Recycling and the Politics of Urban Waste

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It started as a selfish act and has turned into a way of life. I can't stand to watch someone throw anything away that belongs in my green bin.

JEN HATMAKER, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

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Don't be trashy. Recycle.

ANONYMOUS

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Listen up, you couch potatoes: each recycled beer can saves enough electricity to run a television for three hours.

DENIS HAYES, attributed, E Is for Environment: Stories to Help Children Care for Their World--at Home

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One green bottle,
Drop it in the bank.
Ten green bottles,
What a lot we drank.
Heaps of bottles
And yesterday's a blank.
But we'll save the planet,
Tinkle, tinkle, clank!

WENDY COPE, "A Green Song", Serious Concerns

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Recycling is not as simple a subject as many people might believe, and when it is taken as only one element of an integrated approach to waste management, this complexity is greatly increased in terms of the issues involved, the techniques to be selected and the financial and environmental evaluation which is necessary to ensure that real benefits are achieved. We are undoubtedly making progress, but the recycling of household waste in this country is in its infancy. If recycling is to develop, those responsible for waste management, both national and local government and private companies in the waste management industry, must take recycling seriously as a waste treatment option.

RICHARD WAITE, Household Waste Recycling

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Solid wastes are the discarded leftovers of our advanced consumer society. This growing mountain of garbage and trash represents not only an attitude of indifference toward valuable natural resources, but also a serious economic and public health problem.

JIMMY CARTER, Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 1978

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Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.

ERMA BOMBECK, attributed, The Official Mom Book

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A society is defined not only by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy.

JOHN SAWHILL, attributed, The Greatest Guide to Green Living

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