Celebrating Global Recycling Day with Diem: A Pledge to the Planet's Tomorrow

On global recycling day on March 18th, Diem urged everyone to renew their commitment to recycling and conservation of natural resources.

Recycling goes beyond reducing waste; it's essential for saving energy, preserving resources, and tackling pollution. Diem highlights some benefits of recycling and the importance it plays in everyday life and the environment.

Aluminum Recycling:

Recycling one aluminum can save energy equivalent to powering a light bulb for 20 hours, running a computer for 3 hours, or keeping a TV on for 2 hours. Producing cans from recycled materials uses 95% less energy than making them from new resources.

Paper Recycling:

Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4,000 kilowatts of electricity. Moreover, this saved energy can power an average American home for about six months.

Glass Recycling:

Glass can be recycled endlessly without losing quality, making it essential for sustainable material management. Every recycled bottle or jar reduces the need for new raw materials and minimises the environmental impact of glass production.

Economic and Environmental Costs of Waste:

The United States discards $11.4 billion worth of recyclable containers and packaging annually. Sending materials to landfills wastes valuable resources that could have been reused or recycled.

Plastic Recycling:

Despite using 88% less energy, only about 9% of all plastic produced has been recycled. Improving plastic recycling rates can seriously reduce its environmental impact.

Leading the Way:

Countries like Germany, Austria, and South Korea recycle more than 50% of their waste, setting an example for sustainable waste management worldwide.

Historical Perspective:

Recycling dates back to 9th-century Japan, highlighting its long-standing importance in resource conservation.


Recycling electronic waste can recover valuable materials like gold, reducing the environmental impact of mining.

Recycling has a significant impact on conserving energy, preserving resources, and protecting the planet. As Diem continues to advocate for recycling, a world where sustainability is central to daily lives moves closer.

On Global Recycling Day, Diem encourages making informed choices, commitment to recycling, contributing to a greener, more resilient world to preserve the planet for future generations.

To find out more, please visit: www.diem.com.tr