The drive for recycling is not a new concept, it dates back as early as our ancestors were repairing, recycling and reusing materials. People often made small flint tools from old axes and ground down ceramics to new pots and materials for houses.
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Recycling is not a new thing, since the global population has increased the demand for raw materials has been on the rise. For example in ancient times broken glass was recycled into new items and bronze coins were reused and turned into ornaments in Ancient Rome, more recently during the War everything from scrap metal and cooking fats were used to help the war effort.
The familiar international recycling symbol is used worldwide to mark products that can and should be recycled. Recycling is nothing new. In fact, as far back as 400 BC, during the time when Plato was the Philosopher in Chief, people discussed the benefits of recycling.
Recycling is certainly no newcomer to the world, as the economic and environmental benefits have kept it alive for thousands of years.