Each person generates on average 4.4 pounds of waste per day. Enough energy is saved by recycling one aluminum can to light one 100 watt bulb for 20 hours. Most people don’t realize, but by recycling you can reduce global warming, it is good for the economy, and it protects our wildlife. Recycling will help our world last longer and become a better place.
Recycling reduces global warming. One way is to recycle all paper products. Production of recycled paper uses 65% less energy than paper production using raw materials. Reducing energy consumption reduces greenhouse gas emissions. It also helps keep waste from piling in the landfills. By buying things with fewer package materials will also contribute to helping global warming.
By recycling, it will help benefit to the economy. There are many economic benefits of recycling. One is the beverage container deposit law, which is a deposit- refund system. Another way that recycling is helpful to the economy is it reduces the water pollution. A lot of harmful chemicals and waste end up in the ocean because we have so much garbage. Less than 3% of the 500 million to 1 billion plastics generated worldwide are recycled. They often end up in the landfill or ocean.
Recycling protects our wildlife. By recycling plastic, it will help keep the hazardous substances away from our wildlife while we (humans) also benefit from clean beaches and wetlands. The EPA estimates that more than 100,000 marine