Recycling Should Be Manditory

1399 WordsJun 21, 20186 Pages
Did you know that the largest landfill in the world is in New York City, United States? The Fresh Kills Landfill covered 2,200 acres in the New York City borough of Staten Island. It was temporarily opened, but then it became the largest landfill in the world and the largest man-made structure. Many have proposed the idea of burning the landfill, however, that will not make it better, and in fact it will make it worse. Not only are we infecting the ground water and the soil, rather we are infecting the air we breathe. As responsible global citizens, the residents of this planet, Earth, need to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste not only to save the future generations but also to save the future environment and all of the living creatures…show more content…
And the amount of electronics being recycled is ridiculously low; the electronics are piling up in the trashes and landfills. This graph shows the amount of electronic being recycled and thrown away. Most of mobile devices are being thrown away than recycled. 129 million units of mobile devices are being thrown away and only 11.7 million units are being collected for recycling. Even though getting rid of an old cell phone is very easy "Electronic gadgets that still work and are not completely obsolete, a local school or nonprofit organization might be interested in them" (Nicole 8). Or you could donate it to a friend who really needs it. But if it is being thrown away it might end up in a landfill. And you have no Idea what happens to your trash after its being delivered to a landfill. A recycling event was in Denver for collecting e-waste from landfills and illegally travels to Far East to China where they have to deal with the U.S electronic waste. And we are infecting their environment. And the kids are living there are more exposed to these toxic substance which increase their chances of cancer and other diseases. So next time think twice before you decide to toss your old cell phone in trash. And as for computers it is a good idea to reuse it part to build a custom pc

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