The Advantages and Disadvantages of Recycling

            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.

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