What are the benefits of recycling for the environment?
There are many ways that individuals can help protect the environment from pollution. Through actions like recycling, they can reduce their production of wastes that would otherwise end up in landfills, potentially polluting soil or water. They can also help protect soil and water from pollution by reducing their use of chemicals (such as pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers) and by properly disposing of used motor oil, paints, and solvents. Unless they are using non-polluting sources of energy, conserving energy will reduce the use of fossil fuels and make the biggest impact on air pollution. To conserve energy, people can take such steps as using energy-efficient appliances and taking public transportation, instead of driving.