We often hear about the importance of recycling, but do we actually realize its impact? Recycling, the process of turning unwanted materials into reusable items, is one of the three R’s of waste management: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Recycling plays a tremendous role in not only preserving our environment but also in bolstering our economy. While some would argue that it’s easier to just toss out garbage, doing so only adds to our ever-growing, overflowing landfill problem. Granted, recycling takes a little effort, but consider the big impact recycling makes. Saving energy. Conserving natural resources. Reducing pollution. Counteracting global warming. Creating jobs. Besides, why throw away something that can be used to create something new and useful? So while “going green” has become the trend these days, at Parkersburg Recycling, we believe it is more than a passing fad or popular catch phrase. Recycling is about adopting a responsible way of life. A way of life that allows us to be part of the solution, rather than the problem.