The leading environmental problem in many parts of the world is garbage. Everyday, tons of wastes has been collected. You might find it unimaginable where all the trashes came from and where or how to dispose them.
In the United States alone, about 250 million tons of trash has been generated but only recycled and composted over 85 millions or just 34.1 percent recycling rate in 2010.
Other countries are said to have produced more wastes that US but unfortunately doesn’t have solid wastes management programs or landfill to keep those trashes from affecting their people’s health.
We all know that solid waste recycling has environmental benefits. Not only it reduces the greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, which contribute to global warming, recycling is proven to have diminished the air and water pollution.
Did you know that every ton of mixed paper recycled can save the energy equivalent to 165 gallons of gasoline? So if you do million tons of recycling paper, that’s a lot of gasoline savings! And of course, if gasoline and energy consumption are lessen, prices are expected to decreased.
Ultimately, recycling can contribute to a better health of citizens and a more sustainable economy since it provide job creation impacts too.
Every household can do its share on resolving the dilemma of too much garbage. Discipline is the key, but importantly, everyone should learn genuine concern for his own habitat. It is an effortless motivation. Unless nothing will be done, one day we will wake up with dying people because of unmanageable wastes.