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I dont think it does, it would actually increase your carbin footprint because of the use of machinery used to recycle your object takes. Im not a professional so maybe someone else can help with this question more than I can. I think the only way you can reduce your carbon footprint with items you recycle is to never use them, to use only items found in nature that are expelled by nature naturally- things that never needed to be "made" or "disposed" of.

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When you recycle cans, they can be melted down and made into other useful things. Recycling also uses far less energy than producing aluminum from bauxite. Any saving of energy reduces the amount of carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emitted.

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What can recycling wood do for the environment?

Recycling wood/paper/cardboard reduces the demand for fresh-cut timber. Consequently, fewer trees have to be cut down and more forests can remain intact, providing habitat for plants and animals, a heat and carbon sink, and a portion of the oxygen we breathe. Rainforests and recycling are not necessarily directly related, unless the wood in question came from a rainforest-type tree. Recycling will not help save the rainforest unless it involves recycling products that originally came from the rainforest. The main reasons that rainforests are being cut down are cattle ranching and timber harvesting. Rather than recycling to save the rainforest, one should not buy products that cause rainforest deforestation. Recycling, however, does reduce the amount of waste in landfills and reduces the need to mine for new materials.

Does cutting down trees increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the air?

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How does the amount of trees being cut down every year affect our carbon footprint?

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What are the downsides to recycling?

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