Recycling helps preserve important natural materials and protects natural habitats for the future. Recycling protects the environment, saves energy, and reduces landfill. When we recycle, it gets reproduced into new produces. As recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to stop climate change. Recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators. It takes 95% less energy to recycle an aluminum can than to make an aluminum can from virgin mined bauxite.
Here in the United States, we produce more garbage than anywhere else and waste disposal has become a huge problem. Natalie Jarvis, sophomore at McPherson High School said, “I think recycling is great because it protects the natural habitats. I think recycling should be mandatory because everyone should have to put some time into keeping the earth clean. Some people may not know what to recycle so they might just not recycle. The community could help more or help other people with what they should recycle.”
We can all make a difference by recycling all that we can. For starters, decrease the amount of waste we create. For example, don’t use Walmart sacks if you don’t need it or reuse the ones you already have.
If everyone in the world was to stop recycling, it would be a huge impact on the landfill. This means if we don’t recycle we will run out of resources in no time. All recycling would go to the trash and would not be able to be reused.