Essay on Implications for the Future - Psy460

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Implications for the Future
Environmental Psychology
PSY460
February 20, 2012

Introduction Environmental issues have become a norm in today’s society but that does not have to be the case. There are so many situations and relationships that occur between psychology and the preservation of the environment that will be discussed. Environmental issues and problems can be resolved but the willingness must be present. Creating a solution for waste management is just the start of helping resolve environmental problems. There are also economic, political and legal barriers that become present when trying to create a solution for waste management but having a clear understanding of them is vital. Having a resolution and a proposed
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Barriers for Solution
According to Benefits of Recycling (2010), “recycling is the process of making or manufacturing new products from a product that has originally served its purpose” (para. 1); when used products are disposed of in an appropriate, environmentally friendly manner, the process of recycling has been set in motion. Objects made from materials such as aluminum, plastic, and certain kinds of paper may be separated from normal trash and placed in a proper recycling storage bin. Economically, recycling in the United States has traditionally been a function of local governments leaving a patchwork of recycling mandates, incentives, funding formulas, and programs in communities across the country. While recycling saves energy and provides environmental benefits, recycling rates, currently at 25-30% are not improving. Logistics costs are rising and government fiscal miscues jeopardize the viability of programs (Jeffrey, 2010). A legal barrier for recycling is the process of open dumping. An open dump is an illegal waste disposal site, and may not be perplexed with a permitted public solid waste landfill or a recycling facility. Deserted piles of household garbage, bags of yard waste, appliances, old barrels, used tires and demolition wreckage such as lumber, shingles, pipes, and asbestos may affect the health of humans, wildlife, and the environment. Politically, one method of limiting the scale of the problem is

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