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More Information: Recycling Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions in three ways...

Reducing emissions from energy consumption. Manufacturing goods from recycled materials requires less energy than producing goods from virgin materials. When less energy is needed, fewer fossil fuels are burned and less carbon dioxide is emitted to the a

Reducing methane emissions from landfills. By diverting organic materials from landfills, we reduce the methane released when these materials decompose.

Increasing storage of carbon in trees. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in wood, in a process called Acarbon sequestration@. Waste prevention and recycling of paper products allow more trees to remain standing in the forest.

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