We're running out of space to put our rubbish and we all know the impact of greenhouse gases on our environment.
There is also a huge satisfaction to be gained from avoiding waste.
"The case for recycling is strong. The bottom line is clear. Recycling requires a trivial amount of our time. Recycling saves money and reduces pollution. Recycling creates more jobs than landfilling or incineration. And a largely ignored but very important consideration, recycling reduces our need to dump our garbage in someone else's backyard. " - David Morris of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance