Why Buy Recycled Products

Creating a strong market for recycled products is key to completing the recycling process or "closing the loop." Consumers close the loop when they purchase products made from recycled materials. Governments can promote buying recycled products through their own purchasing programs and guidelines. Products made from recycled materials are equal in quality and sometimes lower in price compared to other products made from virgin materials.  When you buy products with post-consumer content, be it 20%, 30% or 100%, it encourages companies to use recyclable materials in their products and decreases the amount of recyclable materials in landfills.

Learn more at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Recycling Coalition