When we manufacture new products from virgin materials, more energy is consumed. Other natural resources such as fossil fuels (Oil , Petroleum, Natural gas, Coal) are also used during manufacturing of products. But when we make products out of recycled materials we can reduce the use of energy sources. The steps in the process of manufacturing of recycled product is reduced which helps to save energy.
The amount of energy we save during the process of recycling varies with what type of materials we are manufacturing. Almost all types of recycling process saves some amount of energy during entire process compared to the product manufactured out of virgin materials.
Different types of materials such as aluminium, plastic, paper, rubber, organic waste, nuclear waste, water, electronics, mobile phones, computers, car materials, polymers, copper, batteries, cardboard etc., can be recycled.