Also, the recycling its self has small effect for reducing CO2 emission , but important thing is that people try to reduce amount of wastes by being aware of recycling. The government encourages recycling by establishing recycling low however, the government should improve systems and facility because they are not enough. Industrial companies should use the recycling system because they can get materials at lower cost, and inform to customers to collect valuable resources from items that they do not use any more.
You can 't make people reduce their consumption overall because they won 't do it, but you can give them a way to “give back ” so to say, by recycling. Another point Handley makes in this article is that paper sludge is just disgusting, so what, why does that matter? If it 's not appealing to the eye we just don 't recycle. This is for the environment it will better the environment and will make for a better
There should be a financial incentive for people to recycle which would increase the number of citizens who recycle and decrease the amount of recyclable items in the landfill. To re-purpose an item takes less energy than to make a new item using raw materials, in addition, recycling is good for the economy. When aluminum cans are recycled it takes ninety five percent less energy than it does to make a new can from the original source of bauxite. If just one ton of aluminum is recycled more than 207 million pounds of Btu are saved. That is comparable to 1,665 gallons of gas or 36 barrels of crude oil.
Have you ever stopped to think about how much waste that would be? If everyone on earth is producing an average of 4.40 pounds of trash a day, and the population on earth is about 7.2 billion, the amount of waste going to landfills would be 31.7 billion pounds each day ("Advancing"; "Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day"; "What If Everyone Stopped Recycling?"). Therefore, in just one year, 11 trillion pounds of waste would end up in landfills across the
But the more we recycle the longer we can make these resources last. If everyone recycled then there would be less need for new materials to be made out of unused resources; instead they would be made with recycled materials. Recycling saves a lot of natural resources because every time you turn something into the recycling center part of that is reused on a future product. In fact I read once, that each aluminum can that is recycled, a quarter of that is used on a new can. That twenty-five percent can add up in the long run.
The next question is how these bottles are actually being made. It would seem as though these little plastic bottles are just so cheap to make but they really are not. “The Earth Policy Institute in Washington has estimated that it takes about 1.5 billion barrels of oil to make the water bottles American use each year” (New Yo... ... middle of paper ... ...t our own hands, and yet we choose to pay for it. Some people may feel that waste and transportation are not big problems. We can find cheap plastic and with that we could save money.
According to Ivanhoe Broadcast News, each year the average American family throws out 2,460 pounds of paper, 540 pounds of metals, 480 pounds of glass and 480 pounds of food scraps. In conclusion the average American throws away more than 1,200 pounds of trash per year, far more than people in most other countries. I personally think that it is ridiculous how unaware and careless people are that they can’t throw an item into a different container, so it can be recycled. To a certain extent it is not just the publics’ fault; I personally believe that the government should set up and take control of the situation. Instead of sitting around as the world becomes more polluted.
Recycling in our community has the potential to greatly aid our state in saving money by gaining money from recyclables. It is estimated that 1.2 billion worth of recyclables were disposed as waste in only four states. It also gives people in the community jobs that employ more people than the bio-tech industry. Recycling can also reduce the amount of pollutants that enter the rivers, streams, and other waters by reducing discharges to the environment and save wildlife. Recycling has many benefits that include saving money, helping the environment, as well as aiding in people’s health.
I think that requiring people to recycle would make a huge positive impact on the environment and people’s lives. I believe recycling isn’t something people should just consider doing, I believe it is there duty to do it. There are many benefits to recycling including, the reduction in landfill sizes, less pollution occurring from the rotting products in the landfills, less energy consumption, and money saved. The refusal to recycle is not only hurting us as people, it’s hurting the earth, the place we call home. One of the benefits of requiring people to recycle, is the reduction in the sizes, and numbers of landfills.
New paper can be made from the recycled paper, saving more trees from being cut down. (What is recycling 7 reasons why we should 2008) Recycling is also energy efficient. “It costs more energy to manufacture a brand new aluminum can than it does to recycle 20 aluminum cans. 20 cans can be made from recycled material using the same energy it takes to make one new can.” (What is recycling 7 reasons why we should 2008) Recycling builds community by making people work together to save their environment, making the world a better place to live in. Recycling also creates jobs.