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Why is recycling important?

The world's natural resources are finite, and some are in very short supply.

At a fundamental level:

  • Recycling paper and wood saves trees and forests. Yes, you can plant new trees, but you can't replace virgin rainforest or ancient woodlands once they're lost. 
  • Recycling plastic means creating less new plastic, which is definitely a good thing, especially as it's usually made from fossil fuel hydrocarbons.
  • Recycling metals means there's less need for risky, expensive and damaging mining and extraction of new metal ores.
  • Recycling glass reduces the need to use new raw materials like sand – it sounds hard to believe, but supplies of some types of sand are starting to get low around the world.

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Clean & Green Environmental Depot

200 Pelsall Road, Brownhills, WS8 7EN


General enquiries:

Trade waste enquiries:


General enquiries:

01922 653344

Trade waste enquiries:

01922 653755

Vans and trailer appointments at Merchants Way:

07901 100305

Vans and trailer appointment at Fryers Road:

07870 253088

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