Greener Future

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In an age where each new day is another countdown toward global warming, recycling may be our last hope. Since the beginning of mankind, we as consumers have always relied on the earth for its natural resources as we do in our non-biodegradable products now. The essential route for our natural resources must be composted back into the earth’s soil as a source of nutrient as it did for us in our bodies. As for the non-biodegradable products, their creation is for our convenience and that reason alone. Therefore we must take responsibility to recycle them before they cast an even greater strain on the health of our planet and its inhabitants. According to CleanAir.Org, “…Americans throw away enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons…show more content…
But according to statistics given by the Seattle Mariner’s organization, switching their baseball stadium’s normal food service ware to compostable “…led to an overall $70,000 reduction in waste disposal costs and a recycling/composting rate of 82 percent in 2010”. Based on this statistic alone one can see the great benefits that come from a simple change. As much as opponents would like to speak out against the act of composting, the benefits are just far too appealing to turn down.
Skeptics such as Larry H. of Disabled World believes that recycling actually creates more waste by using, “… Double the energy consumption and causes twice the pollution from factories… and creates as much waste and byproducts as using raw materials.” Like the saying goes, ‘No Pain, No Gain’, the process of recycling may take a little extra time and money but it does provide benefits in the end. According to Campanelli, “When Americans recycled 82 million tons of waste in 2006, the total energy savings equaled 10 billion gallons of gasoline.” The solution to the planet’s pollution has been found and taking the action to do so would only benefit all. Believing recycling would actually create more waste is only valid if the resources weren’t put in use. “Americans recycled about 53.8 percent of their beverage cans in 2007, up from 51.6 percent in 2006 (Campanelli).” Every little effort counts and even in the paper recycling
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