Recycling Laws: A Short Story

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One day Charles was sauntering down the street and he started watching the little girls double dutch. Charles was nervous to go talk to the girls but he knew he wanted to jump too. Then out of nowhere an empty milk carton rolled down the street that was to the right of him. Charles turned to see what it was and he came across these two women around the age of late 40’s and early 50’s. He did not know what the women were doing but as he approached the women he noticed they were digging through the garbage. Charles found it very strange that two old women were rummaging through the trash, so he asked the women why were they digging through the trash. One of the lady’s name was Selma the other was Wilma. Selma replied to the young boy and said …show more content…
Charles nodded with agreement and told the ladies that he would try to influence others to help recycle and then Wilma said “Recycling should be mandatory in Charlotte, NC because without recycling global warming is getting worse, recycling is also profitable for cities and residents, and raw materials are nonrenewable.” Recycling should be mandatory in Charlotte, NC because without recycling global warming is getting worse. When using virgin materials to make products it puts more on the earth rather than when using recycled goods. "Recycling works in much the same way. Also when recycling aluminum it saves more energy than regular products like paper and plastic. Recycling is ecologically superior to using virgin materials. When you make aluminum from recycled cans instead of bauxite ore, you save 95 percent of the energy” (Weeks, 1). Statistically proven that when recycling goods, it uses less energy to make a product rather than using brand new materials to make a product. “It takes less energy to recycle materials for reuse than it does to create new …show more content…
"But what is not so widely known is that recycling can be an important weapon in the fight against global warming — and how easy it is for all of us to play a role in that fight" ( Pratt, 1). Simply implying that people do not see recycling as a way to help global warming, but to just recycle for a small benefit. Something as small as recycling water bottles to something as big as recycling a car battery could all help save the humanity of people and it causes many changes to the weather. People are investing in climate change, by using more energy with the use of virgin materials to make new products. “Recycling can definitely help us fight global climate change, or at least minimize the rate of the change. By recycling, you can help to reduce the need for the extraction of virgin raw materials from the earth, through activities such as mining and deforestation. This is important because mining and deforestation activities contribute substantially to pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In addition, deforestation also reduces

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