Pollution Essay: The Importance Of Recycling

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Now everyone has heard the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. You might be thinking, what kind of trash is going to be someone else’s treasure? Well, that’s the whole point of recycling. When people put the empty water bottle into the blue bin, people never know how it can be helpful to other people; Or even yourself. Recycling involves taking materials that have already been manufactured and breaking them down into other chemicals, and then using these new chemicals to make new materials. When you recycle, you save a whole lot of energy, water, and many other natural elements. Pollution causes problems in the atmosphere and the water quality in the environment, which causes problems for biosphere. Half of the population in…show more content…
Over twenty-two thousand blue carts are stored in a warehouse with no use. Ten percent of the ⅓ population doesn’t know the difference between recycling and just garbage. The government stopped the recycling program in most of Cook County because the people don’t know anything about recycling and what good can come from it. Recycling helps minimize pollution. One way we can minimize pollution is through recycling garbage. When people burn garbage, this can harm the ozone layer and produce harmful gases which can lead to respiratory diseases like cough and asthma among others. When garbage is thrown in the ocean, it could kill and affect our marine resources and coral reefs. That’s why every time we reuse plastic bottles, disposable cups and utensils, paper, and other plastic products, we get to save the earth and even millions of lives from the harmful effects of pollution. As more waste is put into landfills, the bigger the problem gets. Waste in landfills emits gases as it rots. This pollutes the environment. Anyone who has passed a landfill site during hot weather will be familiar with the smell and flies that can be found near a landfill site. Reducing the items in landfills will help to reduce the pollution that it causes. Recycling products also typically emits less carbon, thus reducing the carbon footprint of a
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