Importance Of Recycling Essay

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I studied in a green friendly school in Taiwan between 2003 and 2006 so I couldn’t help but be conscious of recycling problems. People who live in the 21st century more or less know the importance of recycling. Even though the awareness of environmental issues has taken its root in people’s minds, I am surprised by the carelessness of household recycle system in London this megacity. Recycling means to take out harmful and valuable commodities to be further used. It can help to save the environment and natural habitat. For example, if we could reuse papers this material that originally took from the natural world so that lesser resources are required to produce new products. Reach shows 10 litres of water is needed to make one piece of A4 paper; we can save around 26,500 litres of water and 17 trees if we recycled 1-ton paper. From the economic aspect, the most important benefit of recycling is that it can save energy. By using recycled materials, manufacturers can cut down the energy consumption of producing new products from raw material. Therefore, the contribution of low price products can be provided to consumers. We certainly can create a win-win situation on both environmental protection and economic…show more content…
How Germany achieved EU Waste Policy target 20 years ahead? There are some experiences the UK can learn from them. The Green Dot system in Germany requires manufacturers and retailers have to take responsibility for the products they sold, the more packaging means more penalty fee. It urged seller go for less paper and simple packaging for their goods, therefore reduce the number of rubbish sources. For the household waste, there is a clearly detailed recycling system to be followed; by using different coloured bins to separate different recycling items. People in Germany also can get the Pfand (deposit) back when they return the
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