Everyone Should Care About The Environment Essay

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While walking through the park last Sunday, I observed a shocking scene. There were two cans: one for recycling and one for trash. The recycling receptacle had only an empty Dr. Pepper can and a few used Ozarka water bottles. On the other hand, the trash can had a plethora of half eaten meals, wrappers, banana peels and disgustingly even bottles, cans, newspapers and plastics that could have been recycled. Because people do not understand or do not care to understand about conserving our resources, many reusable items are being put in landfills when recycling these items could help save the environment. People should know the negative impact of throwing away a water bottle or newspaper, purchasing meat from the grocery store or consuming …show more content…
Because of this lack of inspiration, the landfills are still growing and recycling is not as effective as it could be.

When shopping at the grocery store, most people do not recognize how foods reach the shelves of the grocery store and what goes into those foods. The ever-increasing amount of consumers of meat and grains in the United States has caused us to rely on pesticides to multiply the amount of food we can generate. "Going green" is not just recycling, it is "eating green" too. The farmers of these foods place pesticides in their feed which cause cows, chickens and other animals by which we obtain our foods to grow at an abnormal rate. When these farmers place pesticides into this feed, they are placing harmful pesticides into our foods which we eat. In order to maintain the United States’ demand for food, farmers and their cattle are taking over land to make room for production which destroys our environment and our planet. As a result of our eating habits, farmers will continue this pattern of pesticides and devastation until Americans decide to take action and slow down this production. The Western Diet, now rapidly spreading across the world, kills farmed and wild animals and carries most of the responsibility for this devastation of the natural world.

The ridiculous amounts of fossil fuels and carbon needed to supply the world’s need for gasoline has made a major impact on our

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