Another great reason you should recycle is that you can save a lot of money. By reusing or re-purposing things you already have, your wallet does not take a hit. In this modern era of what I call a disposable society, we have been programmed to run right out and buy the next new shiny must-have-right-now item, when there is really nothing wrong with the current item that we own. When purchasing something, look for quality products that will last longer so you won't need to replace or repair them. This will also save money in the long run.
There is also money to be made from recycling. In fact, recycling is now big business. More and more products are being offered refunds when you return them. Along with the ones everyone already knows about, like beverage containers, you can also get money back from stuff like cell phones, ink and toner cartridges, and scrap metal and car batteries. Some companies even offer prepaid boxes for you to return these items. Check your local community recycling depots for what they will pay for. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
These are just a few of the excellent reasons of why we should recycle. Given the fragile eco system of our planet, I hope that more people get in on the cultural phenomenon of recycling. Whatever your personal reasons are for recycling, pass it on and know that every little thing you do is making a difference.
Founder of True Green Planet