MPA609: Public Finance Paper

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MPA609
Public Finance
Week Eight Writing Assignment

Marquette Funchess

Professor Jinkiri

Belhaven University

Numbers 35:33 (ESV) states, “You shall not pollute the land in which you live, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it.” This scripture can be applied to the practice of recycling waste and unused goods. Recycling is defined as the process of converting waste materials into reusable objects to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution and water pollution by decreasing the need for waste disposal and lowering harmful greenhouse gas emission.
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Another argued disadvantage is governments providing tax subsidies to recycling plants have to bear annually billions of dollars revenue loss. Low-quality jobs are created that require human labor sifting through waste sorting recyclable materials. Earmarked waste for recycling has to be sent to landfill anyway.

There are many economic benefits of recycling, one of which includes saving money. Making byproducts using recycled materials is cheaper. New aluminum costs twice as much as using recycled aluminum. This is because 90 percent more energy is needed to extract aluminum from its raw form. Moreover, products that are made from recycled materials can also be purchased at a cheaper price.

It is unlikely government programs on recycling will go away because of their popularity. But more information is needed to be collected about the cost effectiveness. There are different avenues to promote recycling on a voluntary basis other than through government supported programs. Households, businesses, community social clubs and churches along with the government can collaborate collectively to boost they efforts to preserve the environment that

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