Recycling is an easy way to build a better future

Iman Alrashid, Copy Editor

Necessity is the mother of invention. And this is how the concept of recycling started, like any other unique concept that led to great inventions. 

Human needs always push them forward to implement several ways of science and technology to achieve what they need to live a better life. And recycling is one of these methods. 

Recycling is the process of turning used materials and waste into new products. And that is a significant help to our environment by saving natural resources and raw materials when manufacturing new products. 

According to Northeast Recycling Council, recycling started in the ninth century when Ancient Japanese learned how to produce paper, and then recycling became part of production and consumption. 

In our present life, recycling has become a rescue to save our planet from consuming raw materials and saving energy. 

Recycling is now needed more than ever. At the same time, recycling becomes more complicated and overwhelming to consumers. 

There are many types of recycling, paper, metal and electronic, to name a few.  

The best way to start recycling is not to overthink it and keep it simple. It is important to know that everyone who helps with a recycling project makes the future better for everyone and the next generations. Doing our part and supporting our community is a huge part of the process. 

Through Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables website,, you can learn why we need to recycle and how everyone can be part of the process. 

Dane County’s Department of Waste and Renewable mission is to provide environmentally sound and sustainable waste management and renewable energy solutions for current Dane County residents and future generations.