1) Everyone seems to want finding ways in which they can help the .
One of the most popular trends is the quest to recycle .
everything, so that we will not deplete our natural resources and .
eventually wind up with nothing. The dictionary defines recycling as .
"The act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating .
new products." Recycling simply means to take old material and use it to .
make new material. In today's world, a lot of cities and towns are .
forming some type of recycling programs to provide opportunities for .
people to protect the environment. Recycling has some important .
advantages, but beside these advantages it also has some downside .
points. One of the advantages of recycling is that, it does help us to .
keep garbage out of our disposals and incinerators. There are 41 states .
that have official goals ranging from recycling 25% of all their garbage .
to Rhode Island's goal of recycling 70% of their total waste. This .
method pose environmental hazards that are non-beneficial to any .
community. Another advantage is that, new products can be made out of .
old products. This method mostly cuts down on water and air pollution, .
which is very beneficial to both the environment and the community. .
Recycling uses less energy and less cost than making products out of raw .
material that has never been used before. By using this process the .
production cost is decreased and it results a decrease in the final cost .
of the product. Recycling also has a downside. Recycling can e a very .
costly project for some communities to afford. A lot of materials are .
too expensive for a town to recycle and it is hard for that community to .
recover the costs quickly. The initial investment of recycling costs a .
lot. In addition to the regular garbage pick up the town provides, new .
trucks, employees and other expenses will have to be provided for the .
recycling cycle. This is an added expense to the town's budget.