Recycling is more than just a great idea, it is and must be a way of living. The way we take care of our environment is how our environment will treat us. If we do not take care of our environment, not only will our home look unfit to live in but it is unethical to leave the environment we live in unhealthy for our future. I do agree with the GatesburgGoGreen idea and reading through you will see my evidence as to why.
Both articles discuss a different point of view on recycling. The writer of Going Green for Gatesburg wants to reduce the amount of waste added to the country landfill by 90%. The writer of No Recycling Laws for Gatesburg thinks recyling is a good for the enviroment but also opposes the idea because of the extreme and unnecessary laws that will follow.
Having a idea GatesburgGoGreen Initiative to reduce as much as 90% of landfill waste isn't a unachievable goal at all. Growing up I have heard about all the changes in society and growth of population in the U.S. Not being able to stare at one's trash or even smell it in the neighborhood should be a motive! Enhancing how we recyle, where, and being creative with our way shouldn't be a issue.
The GatesburgGoGreen Initiative is an absolutely horrible idea in my opinion. The citizens of Gatesburg already recycle, why take things to the extreme? The thought of increased taxes, criminalization, fines, and utter invasion of privacy over trash is revolting.
In as little as five years with the proposed laws, the city of Gatesburg would minimize their added waste almost entirely. The law is simple and easy to follow, it would take a great amount of stubborness to not abide and agree in favor of the law. In regards to those benefits the city also will follow the example of Phoenix, Arizona, which has made more than 500 million dollars a year by selling it's recyclables.
I don't think I should recive a fine just because I throw old food in the garbage. No Recycling Laws for Gatesburg states that, "Americans already recycle at a high rate, which is around 95% of lead-acid batteries and 70% of steel cans and newspapers." Which I personally think is wonderful. So why force people to do even more? Many people will be so used to doing things one way, that if you make it a law to do it another you are setting them up to break the law and be fined. And I don't think that is fair at all. Not only would it be unfair to fine people for not composting or recycling, but it would also increase taxes to pay for all of the services and personnel as stated in paragraph two of No Recycling Laws for Gatesburg. Therefor I do not agree with the Going Green for Gatesburg flyer. I beleive they have the best intentions but I don't think any community is ready for laws requiering citizens to compost or recycle. Maybe at some point in the future it will be as good idea, but as of right now I do not think it
The hole point of "Going Green for Gatesburg" is to reduce the amount of waste we add to the county, by the 90% over the next five years.
Recycling doesn’t affect people that much, but it does affect wildlife and animals. Like the six pack rings, soda comes in, fish get caught in it and they die. Another thing is plastic bags get thrown into the ocean and turtles mistake it for jellyfish, eat it and die. Would you believe me if I told you that glass, aluminum, paper and plastic are not A report from the Federal Highway Administration shows that 80 percent of the asphalt that is removed each year during widening and resurfacing is reused. Recycling has been around for thousands of years, but we still need to recycle even though people thought of this a long time ago. A consequence is the New York City Landfill. The New york city landfill contains 2.9 billion cubic feet of trash. The new york city landfill can be seen from space. The new york landfill is one of the only things that can be seen from space. Another consequence is that farmers in Wisconsin and Minnesota are just now starting to recycle. Minnesota and Wisconsin farms produce 60 million to 80 million pounds of plastic every year, but until now they had no way to get rid of it besides throwing
In order for environmental change to happen society needs to see the significance of trash. To make sense of that recall a time were you forgot to take the trash out and days later were reminded by the rotten stench? Now multiply the stench of that 1 bag 2 million times. To help you further understand let’s put this in mathematical terms. Let’s say on average 1 garbage bag weighs 20Lbs. that equates to 1bag=20lbs x 2,000,000 = 40 million putrid bags. This equation has opened my eyes. Rogers’s argument that Landfills should be in public places is a good one. Society is sheltered from Landfills: so they are out of sight therefore out of mind. If we can’t see the pollution we can’t change our carbon foot print.
The GoGreen initiative is a poorly thought out plan and while I understand why this idea was put forward the problems that it raises are more harmful than the potential benefits. First of all it's expensive, and it there is no way to enforce the law that isn't extremely invasive. On top of that citizens already recycle the majority of their waste.
Going Green for Gatesburg idea is the right decision to make if there is any hope of saving the environment from the natural disaster of the human race. With making your own compost and recycling the way that's explained in the text, you can redue the amount of waste added to landfills by 90% over the next five years, you'll save moeny in the long run, you won't have to open an entirely new landfill, and you will vastly improve upon the environment.
Recycling is a great idea .Americans already recycle at hight rate,which is around 95%.That is one of the main reasons they oppose the GatesburgGoGreen Initiativee.they want the new law to take place,the plan is simple,
Much of this trash ends up in the ocean harming not only marine life, but us too. However, this is not only happening in America it’s happening all over the world with China at 8.82 million metric tons of mismanaged waste. All this waste if caught in a gyre, can lead to one of the garbage patches. This has been happening since we started using plastic but it the garbage patches were discovered in the early 1990’s. We keep throwing trash away that keeps being misplaced, then it ends up in the oceans with the rest of the trash. I propose multiple solutions, to enforce plastic bag ban and to enforce recycling. California has banned the use of plastic bags, meaning that if you do use them a fine will be put in place. Environment California explained how before the plastic bag ban California used up to 19 billion plastic bags each year with less than five percent being recycled. However, we can change that. By using less plastic bags we harm the ocean less. Another solution is to each week collect each household’s trash, per pound of trash found in the recycling bin provided by the city should be a $11 fine. Tiffany Edmonds, Solid Waste Management Department spokeswoman, explained why they started the fine “ It is an attempt to change behavior. The fine covers the cost of sending a garbage collection truck to the house to pick up the contaminated recycling bin” this will encourage people to recycle. Since the plastic
A worker at a paper factory in Illinois states, “Then the issue was saving a tree. But trees are replaced. We plant them, we cut them, we plant them again” (Pendleton). The worker also said, “The problem now is the landfill situation, I think this one is going to stick” (Pendleton). By 1991 thirty-nine states and hundreds of local governments have passed laws or solutions requiring the purchase of recycled paper. According to Henry Miller, vice president of a paper mill said, “By volume, thirty-eight percent of solid waste in a landfill is paper and cardboard” (Pendleton). That paper and cardboard, if recycled could have produced that much paper or other products and it would have cleared up thirty-eight percent of many landfills across America. One major way to get people involved with recycling is the environment perspective. Not only would the landfills be cut down the environment gains a lot by having people recycle. So what do the states do to keep the environment clean? They enact laws against litter and waste. One way is the state requiring the deposit on beer and soft-drink bottles and cans (Prichard 8A). In those states, millions of bottles and cans that once were left on beaches, tossed in rivers and parks or thrown along the highways are being taken back to stores instead for a refund. A twenty-year old student from Michigan said, “Throwing away cans is like throwing away money to me” (Prichard 8A). These state laws must be working if people have this