“Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour! Most of them are thrown away!” says recycling-revolution.com. I am here to express the fact that we need to recycle more. First off, if we don’t recycle, many habitats of animals will be taken away because we have to use more natural resources. Furthermore, in order to keep the world looking clean and beautiful we have to recycle because if we don’t the world will not thrive with litter and waste everywhere. Lastly, it uses less energy to recycle and produces a smaller carbon footprint. In addition, it produces less pollution. Keep reading to find out more why recycling is such a great thing to do.
We, the people of the world, need to recycle more. If we ignore the act of recycling it can hurt many animals and affect their habitat. First off, when we don’t recycle, it means that people have to use more natural resources, like trees and oil from the ground, instead of finding a way to use recycled materials. Secondly, the machines we use to obtain the natural resources put a lot of pollution into the air on the surrounding habitats of humans and animals. In fact, the air pollution from machines that take natural resources create a bad breathing environment for all things on Earth. Most importantly, when you litter, an animal may eat it and suffocate and die. According to recycling-revolution.com, “recycling about one ton of paper saves 17 trees.” Think of how many homes you're saving. While you're recycling your next piece of paper think of the animal that doesn’t loose their beloved habitat because of you.
We all need to put more effort into recycling. If we don’t start to recycle, our world will not survive in trash. Also many of the things we throw out in the trash every day can most likely be recycled or re-used in some way. For example, “in 2007, the U.S recycled over 4 billion pounds of plastic, which saved enough energy to heat 2.1 million homes,” said Earth911.com. Secondly, if the world is filled with trash, the trash will gives off a lot of pollution making it a bad environment for all living things. Lastly, when we don’t recycle, landfills get filled to the brim with trash that was wasted. “Land-fill” equals fill the land. It makes sense.
If we want to change the world in a big way, we need to recycle more. When it comes to using less energy, producing less pollution, and a smaller carbon footprint, recycling is the answer! GrowNYC.org says, “landfills are responsible for 36% of all methane emissions in the U.S, this gas is one of the main contributors to global warming.” That changes the world a lot! First off, a carbon footprint means: the amount of carbon dioxide emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person or group. You can have a smaller carbon footprint by recycling and using less energy. Secondly, when we recycle more, it produces less pollution and less poisonous gases into the air that we breathe because most of those dangerous gases come from land fills that are full of waste. Most importantly, when you recycle, you are using less energy because you don’t use polluting machines to make new products that recycled trash would replace. If you want to change the world and use less energy, then recycle.
You don’t have to devote your life to cleaning up the environment in order to make a difference. However, we should all put more energy into recycling, in order to keep our world clean. When we start to recycle more, the habitats of animals will be preserved, our world will be cleaner and healthier, and, we will produce less energy or a smaller carbon footprint. So go out and recycle a can or soda bottle because a little can go a long way.