Would you like to live in a filthy atmosphere or would you prefer to breathe fresh air? You decide. Now a days recycling is undervalued due to pure laziness. People don’t care about littering because they will eventually grow old and die, leaving our future environment to perish. “The average person generates up to 4.40 pounds of trash a day” (Environmental Protection Agency). Recycling is one of the best ways we can help save resources in our everyday life, so read on and learn why.
First, recycling can reduce the amount of trash being thrown into landfills and lessen both air and water pollution. If we recycle, items don’t need to go to landfills because people will still be using them. (MidCityScrap) This shows that recycling reduces need for landfills. Next, 60 -75% of garbage in landfills can be recycled (MidCityScrap). This shows that, if we just recycled more, landfills would be emptier. Lastly, if we recycled more, more landfills wouldn’t have to be built around cities, which is effecting environment and wildlife. (ConserveEnergyFuture) This shows that recycling more means less landfills and safer environments as an added bonus.
Secondly, recycling reduces the amount of pollution. The more you recycle old products, the less you will need to buy any new products, which means you’ll be saving energy. (ConserveEnergyFuture) Since energy is a major problem with pollution, saving energy means less pollution. Trees being converted into paper is the most water-intensive industrial process in the United States. However, paper recycling mills almost always use less water, plus, they don’t pollute it as much. (Princeton) This shows that if we recycled paper more often, we wouldn’t pollute as much. Finally, incinerators let out many types of air pollutants, so recycling would reduce the need for incinerators. (Princeton) This shows that incinerators wouldn’t be as common, so pollution wouldn’t be as common, either.