My report is on the cost and effects of recycling on the environment. Recycling costs the US billions of dollars each year. Everyone agrees that pollution is a global problem, my problem is that I do not see the point of wasting billions of dollars on it. There are other things we can spend our money on, like education or finding better jobs for people. I believe I have strong views on this topic. I realize everybody may not understand my views, but they are still my views. .
Lately the earth's capacity to tolerate exploitation and absorb solid wastes disposal has diminished due to excess trashing. People dispose of lots of stuff, and simply do not care. Therefore scientists discovered a way to reuse things in a process was called "recycling". This new approach seemed quite successful in the beginning, until its true identity appeared. Recycling first started as man's best friend; people were intrigued by this new phenomenon. What could be better than using things that were already used? Recycling has been very useful especially that man is constantly consuming, burning up, wearing out, replacing, and disposing at an alarming rate. However, unfortunately recycling has proven that it is quite costly. Although recycling of waste material solves the problem of garbage disposal at landfills, and saves resources, it does nevertheless entail large hidden costs in collecting, sorting and manufacturing. Therefore, it is necessary for the government to overcome such problems of recycling to be worthwhile and for manufacturers and consumers to consume less. .
Recycling has proven its efficiency in solving the problem of garbage disposal at landfills. By the accumulation of garbage throughout the years, space available for garbage has largely diminished. In the states for example almost 67% of their waste stream ends up in landfills. This has in fact increased the price of disposal. It can cost up to $158 to pick a ton of garbage and dispose it.