Essay on What Will Our Planet Look About Ten Years From Now?

1106 Words Dec 13th, 2014 5 Pages
How will our planet look about ten years from now? How about a hundred years from now? Envision yourself living in a polluted world with a scarcity of natural resources. Our environment is crumbling more and more every day because people fail to recycle their recyclables. 161 tons of recyclables are in waste streams of the US, which would generate about seven billion dollars. Earth is our mother; she provides for us without asking anything in return. Some days we hurt her, but she continues to help us survive. As we grow older, we often feel the need to give back to our mother. That is how we should feel towards Earth. It has given us everything we need to survive, so we should protect it to the best of our abilities. The task of recycling is simple, yet it is extremely effective. The reasons to recycle are evident; it can reduce pollution and global warming, protect the environment, and conserve natural resources.
First of all, recycling reduces pollution and global warming. Industrial waste is the main source of pollution. People often dispose of their aluminum cans and plastics in the trash or on the ground. These cans and bottles do not look like much, but “over $1.1 billion in aluminum cans were wasted in 2010. In 2009, $485 million worth of plastic was wasted in the United states” (“Recycling Facts & Stats” para. 7). Around 55 billion aluminum cans were land filled or littered, “this is enough to fill the Empire State Building twenty times” (“Recycling Stats” 1). In…

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