Recycling Argument Essay

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One of the world’s main concerns today is conserving the environment, and pollution is one of the main culprits for its continual destruction. Pollution only seems to be getting worse though as more and more toxins and wastes fill the earth and sky; damaging the environment that all humans and animals call home. People say the main culprit for pollution is industrial waste, and they are not wrong. But what they probably do not know is that half of the time, pollution is produced by the production of items we use every day, food packaging, plastic bottles, detergent, and electronics name a few. If everyone recycled their day-to-day items, there would be less of a demand for polluting industrial factories to produce them. There are those who …show more content…
Recycling protects the environment by reusing old paper to reduce the amount of trees that are cut down. Again, industrial waste is the main source of pollution. Recycling industrial products cuts out a huge amount of pollution. Recycling has many other benefits besides protecting the environment and reducing pollution. It reduces energy consumption, global warming, and the amount of waste in landfills. Recycling is also judicious and promotes sustainable use of resources along with creating green jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that, “green goods and services accounted for 3.1 million jobs in the United States by 2010” (Advantages and Disadvantages in Recycling). Despite all the benefits of recycling, there are some drawbacks, and again, the big opposition to recycling is that it does not pay. “Recycling most materials is a costly and cumbersome undertaking, at least in the beginning, and it has been difficult for communities to recover the costs quickly” (Recycling: is it worth the effort?). It is expensive in the beginning because towns have to build new recycling plants and buy new trucks to pick up recycling bins. According to a Consumer Report on recycling from 1994, L.A. had to double its fleet of trucks to pick up all the recycling bins. (Recycling: is it worth the effort?) But recycling will eventually be more cost effective as more and more manufacturers switch from using raw to …show more content…
It reduces energy consumption, global warming, and the amount of waste in landfills. It also creates jobs and promotes the sustainable use of resources. The only problem is that recycling is not cost effective right now, but eventually it will be more profitable than waste disposal. So people should recycle to reduce pollution and protect the

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