Recycling In America

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Imagine living in a world where the air is polluted and most people are afraid to step outside their front door, in the near future, this may be reality for Americans. Americans throw out over 200 million tons of garbage a year, yet recycle not nearly as much. Most people do not realize it but recycling is a vital part of America’s society and if Americans do not perform this action, it will backfire on them. People in America are debating whether Americans are recycling enough and correctly. After analyzing the data, one will definitely agree that Americans need to be more educated on recycling due to the fact that most people do not know what happens after they recycle an item, nearly all Americans are recycling incorrectly, and Am To begin, most Americans do not know the recycling process or anything that happens to the item they recycle which is a huge problem that needs to be resolved! To illustrate, when paper, plastic, metals, etc. are recycled they all go through different processes and cycles before they can be reused. It may be thought that that the recycling process is not something to that people need to be educated about, however if Americans are not familiar with the process how will they fix it. A major environmental source states “The paper is taken to a recycling plant where it is separated into different types and grades. The separated paper is then washed with soapy water to remove inks, plastic film, staples and glue. This mixture is then mixed with
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