Pros And Cons Of Recycling Essay

500 Words 2 Pages
Did you know that recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours (Thinkcans, n.d.) Recycling is important in today’s world. At the rate we are exploiting the materials, I’m afraid that the world might end soon due to lack of resources. Today I will discuss the importance of recycling and how we can do our part. I will be covering why there is a need to recycle, how we can recycle and the pros and cons of recycling. Recycling should not be an option for the people. Recycling should be made a mandatory responsibility
It is essential to recycle because there is a need to conserve the materials, to make the environment clean, reduce garbage in landfills and to save energy. Firstly, metal are non-renewable resources that will run out if utilize at the current rate. It is cheaper to recycle metals than extract from its ore. In addition, it is easier to recycle papers than to chop down a tree. Secondly, size of landfills can be outstandingly reduced if we reduce our daily waste and recycle more. This will make our environment cleaner and greener. Thirdly, recycling is vital to conserve energy. When there will be less demand for new products then of course less products
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The good consequences are that it reduces land, air and water pollution. Lesser garbage in landfills will result in disposing waste that are biodegradable. Some people like to throw their waste in the sea causing water pollution and causing harm to the marine creatures. By recycling, it protects the environment and conserves energy as less products will be produced. The bad consequences are that products are not cost effective and recycle materials are not durable. Glass, metal and plastic recycling costs New York $240 per ton, almost double what it costs to just throw it away. (Sealey, 2002) Often the recycled products do not last as these items are made from trashed waste or are

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