The Importance Of Recycling

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Recycling means converting waste into usable things. However, does it really help to make a change? The things you do to clear up all your wastes, separate paper from plastic and glass and metal. Some probably would assume that recycling is helping their community and protecting the environment. But is it? Are you in fact wasting your time? There are still many people out there who does not even know what recycling is about. They don’t care throwing their waster randomly. Some people belief that keeping some things for a longer time without giving them away for recycling will be valuable in future. In some places people have no idea about recycling, they just throw away the waste or even burn them. This is just another cause of the environmental…show more content…
Recycling helps protect the environment. Recycling creates sustainable environment. All of the wastes and all of the industrial processes creates air and water pollution. Process of recycling helps to minimize the risks of air and water pollution. It helps to solve the problem of global warming. The waste we produce come in the form of bottles, boxes, cans, refuse, furniture, clothing, paper products, packaging waste, glass, aluminum, plastic, metals and paperboard. It take so many years if we just throw them away to spoil on its own and to destroy. During the disposal process, this waste releases poisonous gases and chemicals into the environment. When the non-biodegradable products in our waste are burned, they often emit gases that deplete the ozone layer in the atmosphere, which in turn allows more ultraviolet radiation to reach our living atmosphere, giving rise to global warming and rising sea levels. Now in this present world global warming is the major issue. Like in the North Pole and South Pole the ice caps are melting. This is just because of the failure of the ozone layer to block the ultraviolet rays coming from the sun. This means we are heading to the age of global warming. We can stop…show more content…
When we recycle the things, the used materials are converted into new products which reduces the need to consume natural resources. There would be less consumption of the natural resources if the things are getting recycled after every use. Recycling reduces the process of extracting the materials to make new products. The materials itself from the process of recycling is the raw material which would be enough to create a product. For instance, if we want to make paper from old paper we do not need to cut trees because we already have the material to create paper. Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees. Recycled paper supplies more than 37% of the raw materials used to make new paper products in the U.S. Without recycling, this material would come from trees. Every ton of newsprint or mixed paper recycled is the equivalent of 12 trees. Every ton of office paper recycled is the equivalent of 24 trees. When one ton of steel is recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved (Recycling Revolution). If we promote recycling process it prevents habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, and soil erosion associated with logging and mining. Every day 40 mine worker are killed and many more are injured so recycling would reduce the need for mining. As I have already stated every ton of paper worth 17 trees. The EPA estimates that more than 100,000 marine

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