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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Recycling

1) Everyone seems to want finding ways in which they can help the

environment. 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 exp... Continues...

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