Waste Production And Its Effects On The Environment And Human Health

2446 Words Dec 1st, 2016 10 Pages
Recently, waste production has emerged as a serious global problem. Statistics say, “Every two hours, we throw enough garbage to fill the world’s largest container ship with trash which is about 12 container ships every single day and 4380 container ships in a year” (“Household Waste Statistics”). With the increasing rate of waste production, waste management is a concern for every country, including the USA. However, the methods many countries have chosen for waste management cause harm to the environment and human health. Burning toxic waste and dumping in landfills eventually lead to various complications including the current issue of global warming and climate change. Although recycling is a comparatively safer alternative, only a few countries have been able to imply recycling at a satisfactory level. If the rate of recycling can be boosted in global as well as local sectors, starting from the city of Monroe and University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM), these problems can be stalled, if not minimized, and the generations to come shall be able to survive in a world where they can survive without the fear of toxic environment.
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines recycling as - “making something new from something that has been used before.” As per this definition recycling sounds like and is in fact a simple process. "Recycling involves three steps, namely, Collection and Processing, Manufacturing and then Purchasing New Products Made from Recycled Materials, which…

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