Buying recycled gives a second life to products. They are collected and directed to one of the sorting centres in Québec. After being sorted, bundled or placed in containers, these materials are sold to recyclers who transform them and give them a second life.
Since 2005, 5 million tons of recyclable materials have been recovered in Québec, enough to fill 45 Olympic stadiums! In addition, with selective collection, 2 million tons of greenhouse gases were avoided, equivalent to 440,000 cars being taken off the road in one year (Éco Entreprise Québec, 2015).
Did you know that recycled cardboard can be used to make boxes and cardboard packaging, Kraft paper and construction materials?
Recycled plastic can be used for new bottles, drainage pipes, recycling bins, park benches, and even flowerpots.
Recycled glass can be used to make sidewalks, fiberglass insulation materials, eco-friendly tiles, bottles, and pots.
Recycled aluminium can be used to make cans, construction materials and automotive parts.
Eco-materials are booming in Québec. Numerous other applications emerge when we consider recycling at home, work and school.
Buying recycled increases benefits in many ways, making it possible to:
In addition, strong consumer demand for products from recycling will encourage manufacturers to favour the use of secondary materials to produce their products.
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