The Negative Effects Of Recycling

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Despite what the average person believes, our planet could shortly undergo significant devastation that is solemnly irreversible. While it is undoubtedly an uncommon and foreign thinking, a future with a virtually inhabitable earth isn’t nearly as implausible as we would prefer to think. Planet earth has a severe waste problem, increasing toxicity levels, and potential climate concerns that all require immediate solutions. Ironically, these potentially catastrophic environmental issues have an almost comically simplistic solution, recycling. Nevertheless, these problems persist despite the readily available solution due to humanity’s inimical infatuation with convenience. Though some would argue that recycling is a futile or unnecessary practice,…show more content…
Inconceivable quantities of garbage plague our planet however, “Recycling is one of the best ways for you to have a positive impact on the world in which we live. Recycling is important to both the natural environment and us. We must act fast as the amount of waste we create is increasing all the time” ("Recycling Is Important"). Incidentally, a huge portion of the trash regularly ending up in landfills is recyclable. Had the garbage simply been put into a recycling bin instead of a trash can, there would be a sensational impact, conserving landfills, money, energy, natural resources, and even attributing to job growth. For instance, various plastics and paper materials monopolize a majority of landfill space, both of which are easily recyclable. However, when paper products are instead simply thrown away, additional trees must be cut down, more money has to be spent, as well as more gas and energy being required. Additionally, plastics are produced by a process which uses nonrenewable oils and natural gasses. Once they are inevitably thrown away they continue to cause damage as they virtually never biodegrade. Moreover, other materials such as aluminum have the potential to be recycled numerous times, potentially saving countless resources if they are responsibly
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