Persuasive Essay On Recycling

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Did you know that every three months Americans throw enough aluminum in the landfill to build the nation’s commercial fleet. Also recycling a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours. Recycling is very important as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment. Everyday harmful chemicals and greenhouse gases are released from landfill sites harming the ozone layer. Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste. Recycling reduces the need for raw materials so that the rainforests can be preserved. It has helped in multiple ways, like bringing companies to use more recyclable materials in the products they make, thus making less trash in the landfills. Recycling is an important necessity because of the overgrowing waste, but the benefits will definitely outweigh the consequences of not doing it.
Most people who burn their plastic domestic waste do not realize how harmful this practice is to their health and to the environment. Current research indicates that backyard-burning of waste is far more harmful to our health than previously thought. It can increase the risk of heart disease, aggravate respiratory ailments such as asthma and emphysema, and cause rashes, nausea, or headaches, damages in the nervous system, kidney or liver, in the reproductive and development system(Women in Europe for a Common Future,2017).
Throwing away plastic bottles, instead of recycling them, means the bottles end up in landfills, many of which
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