Recycling Paper

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Michael Bustin Professor Fisk ZOO 121 3/7/10 Recycling: Worth the Effort Recycling the act of reusing resources multiple times, it is a great way to reduce the impact humanity has on the environment. One might say that recycling costs too much and is an ineffective waste of man power to deal with, but in reality recycling can cut down on consumption of natural resources, both renewable and non-renewable 1 . The statistics in support of recycling will prove that even though recycling can be tedious and time consuming, it is worth it in the long run. There are many consumer goods that can be recycled, from all spectrums of the consumer market. Most of these goods have the following most common recyclable resources: plastic, glass, paper, metal and rubber. But these are not the only types of goods that can be recycled; other things that can be recycled include acid batteries, building materials, yard waste, and paint 2 . However even the large amount of goods that can be recycled only a miniscule amount actually is recycled. In the US, only 33.4% of solid waste is recycled while 12.6 % is burned (which releases harmful chemicals into the air and atmosphere, like Carbon Monoxide) and the rest is put into landfills which destroy the surrounding
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