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Governments should force people to recycle. To what extend do you agree or disagree with this statement? The process of recycling paper instead of making it from new materials generates seventy-four percent less air pollution and uses fifty percent less water. Recycling steel and tin cans saves seventy-four percent of the energy used to make them. These are some of the direct benefits of recycling. Therefore, as part of human society we must consider taking these measures as soon as we can. But, to what extend are we doing that? If not, should the government interfere? In order to be able to answer to this question we must go through some relevant arguments and facts. There are numerous environmental measures that can be related to recycle. However, we will focus on few of them and particularly to the practical benefits of recycling for each of them. What are the main environmental problems which are threatening our planet? Without a doubt, the biggest environmental threat toward our planet is air and water pollution. Making new products from old ones which are of no use to us, contributes to reduction of air pollution in many ways. It is believed that the USA cut approximately forty million newspapers every single day, which is equal to cutting about half a million trees every week. You can imagine what would the impact to air and water pollution be if they didn’t recycle at least some of them. Furthermore, recycling also reduces mining and drilling, which

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