Disadvantages Of Reduce Reuse Recycle

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“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”: This phrase is known to many as the recycling process; however, many fail to realize how significant and meaningful each stage is. From recycling, what we take is given back to the Earth. Many think that the recycling put into the recycling can just turns into a new product; however, it is not that simple. To synthesize the prioritization of recycling, one can conclude that customer and manufacturer demand affects the recycling process (which has it’s benefits and drawbacks) that leads to new innovations.
In today’s world, people want only one thing: money. This causes a major problem; when consumers want something, manufacturers will create that thing to make a profit whether or not it impacts the environment. One major factor is convenience; if given the choice of purchasing a water bottle or plastic water bottles, consumers would most likely buy the plastic water bottles as there are more for a cheaper price. Furthermore, when given the choice, consumers would most likely buy a cheaper product without thinking how it affects the environment. Moreover, customer demand is how manufacturers make a profit, so manufacturers would strategize a way for consumers to buy more of their product. To exemplify, by
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Recycling helps to prevent incineration, so it does not contribute to climate change. Furthermore, recycling centers are new job opportunities; therefore, with more employees, the more recyclable materials are recycled. ““EPA released significant findings on the economic benefits of the recycling industry… This equates to 1.57 jobs, $76,000 in wages, and $14,101 in tax revenues for every 1,000 tons of materials recycled,” (EPA). However, as much as recycling is beneficial, there are some disadvantages. As is is costly, recycling centers are often unhygienic. Although recycling is mostly beneficial to the environment, recycling is more than it is made out to
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