Is Recycling A Glass Bottle? Essay

1671 WordsNov 14, 20167 Pages
I grew up in a small, three person home in Chicago, Illinois. Besides occasionally recycling a glass bottle, as per our maintenance provider’s request, we did not recycle our waste. In fact it was not until I moved on campus at Bradley University, that I realized how important recycling was to some. Actually, one of my best friends here at Bradley is responsible for helping me realize the significance of recycling. This is still not to be confused with your average recycling advocate argument. I admittedly walk pass the blue bin and opt for the easy way out every chance I get. Which is why I plan on figuring out why some people choose not to recycle, like myself, while others choose to recycle. More importantly, I would like to figure out if and how waste affects our environment. Afterwards, I want to explore ways to move closer to a less wasteful society. Lastly, we must figure out how you, and the rest of our future educators at Bradley University, can help. The United States Census Bureau estimates that there are about 2.63 persons per household as of 2014. Furthermore, according to Duke University’s Center for Sustainability and Commerce each person will generate about 4.3 pounds of waste each day with less than half of that being recycled. So far this information resembles my own demographic and it may fit yours as well. But, it still does not explain why people choose not to recycle. Personally, I get intimidated by just glancing at the recycling bin. There may be
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