COLLECTING and PROCESSING materials are two parts of recycling.BUYING recycled products and materials is the third part, which closes the recycling loop.
When Buying Recycled, it is important to look for the arrows:
Almost all products are “recyclable”, but not all are actually “recycled”. Recycled is more important than recyclable because it means the product is made with material that has been sorted and manufactured in the recycling process. The recycled products are conveniently priced for consumer needs and are normally offered for cheap prices in the market.
It is also important to buy “post-consumer” recycled products because they are made with materials recycled by the public. Your purchases of post-consumer recycled products will ensure that collection, transportation, and recycling technologies get developed.