Argumentative Essay On Recycling

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Recycling one aluminum can, saves enough energy to run a TV for about three hours; the equivalent to half a gallon of gas. In 2006, Americans recycled almost 82 million tons of materials or 32.5 percent of their trash. This means the average American generates about 4.6 pounds of waste per day, but only recycles one-third or 1.5 pounds of it. Everyone around the world should implement recycling into their daily lives to lower pollution levels, reduce the amount of diseases carried by insects and rodents, and help to delay global warming.
Pollution is one of the biggest global killers. Many people believe that recycling may not be worth it in terms of cost or energy. Or the process of recycling costs more to do than if you were to buy the product and throw it away. Although this …show more content…

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