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Importance of recycling

Importance of recycling

Recycling

Why is Recycling important- There is a huge negative impact on the natural environment. There is a lot of garbage, plastic waste, and electronic waste. We seem to produce it and dump it when we need a new one.

Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from rubbish in landfill sites. Some of the effects caused by deforestation is habitat destruction and global warming.

Our waste is piling up and accumulating. How can recycling help? Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste. It is a way to manage used products into new products

Plastic waste is one of the biggest problems we have today. Our oceans are becoming hugely polluted, which we are becoming aware of, yet us humans have little knowledge on the fact that human health is impacted greatly by many synthetic chemicals that are found in plastic and additives that gives plastic the quality it has. Some plastics are toxic and can disrupt hormones for a healthy existence.

Plastic is one of the most popular manmade materials that stick around for centuries. It doesn’t biodegrade, instead, it fragments into smaller bits until microscopic particles enter our food chain, the air, soil and even in the water we drink. 267 sea species are affected by the 60-80% waste coming from land into the sea. This will affect us hugely by how much seafood we consume.

Scary thought that in 2050 it is estimated that there will be more plastic in our ocean than fish. 80% of the trash we throw away is recyclable. That is something to think about. That alone should be a good example of how we should recycle our plastic waste.

 

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