Recycling In North America

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In this essay I will be discussing my research findings on the positive impact recycling has on the environment of North America. . Recycling has always been advocated in various ads in television, schools, and posters all over North America. Recycling is the process of collecting things that would usually be garbage and converting them it into reusable material. Recyclable material can be found in things we buy everyday such as a soda can, plastic container, newspaper, etc. The quantity of the recyclable material varies depending on what type of country you are in and the garbage produced in that country. North America is a very urbanized country with a lot of manufactures that produce recyclable materials leading it to have one of the greatest …show more content…
If there were not any recycling the landfill on earth would just pile up to its capacity. In an earlier statistic it was said that in the United State 4.40 pounds of waste is generated per person each day in 2008, multiply that by the approximate population of 304 million people that is roughly 1.34 billion pounds of waste each day that would all end up in the landfill if not recycled. The 1.34 million pounds of waste each day that is not recycled will fill the landfills capacity much faster and as it increases the pollution and greenhouse gases produced by the landfill increases causing the environment to be very unstable state. Also another major loss will be taken to the natural habitat of the environment. Without being able to recover the valuable resources the environment has to offer the natural habitat of the environment will be destroyed. “Recycling prevents toxic chemicals like Biphenyl-A and other non-biodegradable toxins from entering the ocean. If the world were without recycling then surely the ocean would be toxic leading to the extinction of aquatic life. Fish is not only in the human’s diet it is also in other animals diet. This results in major decreases in the available food for the environment ()”. The population of North America is steadily increasing and in result the demand for resources is increasing. As the need for resources increases the availability of those resources decreases. Without recycling we will end up running out of resources resulting in a very low quality of life. An example of this is when trees are being cut down they are not growing fast enough to make up for the amount of trees that were already taken thus resulting in there being no more trees. The people, animals and crops of North America all will be affected negatively with the depletion of resources. Therefore, recycling is an essential key to keeping the resources

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