Negative Sides of Recycling
We all know that the United States produces quite a lot of products,
other countries. Demand for different kind of product has been increasing steadily; we even
measure the performance of an economy by the quantity of product. On the other perspective,
however, the world produces solid waste in the same speed. It is then our responsibility to deal
with the waste in safe, cost-effective, and environmentally sensitive ways.
In the US, according
to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
n 2009, the per capita generation of waste was 4.34
pounds per person per day and total waste generation was 243.0 million tons; and the US
generated more solid waste per capita than any other country. The numbers are amazing, and
even increasing day by day as the U.S. population increases. While there is no single solution to
the challenge of solid water disposal today, we have to solve the problem effectively as it will
affect not only our generation but also, more severely, the next one. An integrated approach, from
reducing the source of waste to recycling can be utilized to reduce the speed of waste production
Many people think that recycling is the best ways to prevent our waste problem because
of some reasons:
recycling can save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and
Nevertheless, recycling alone cannot solve the whole problem, it only solves a part of the
big problem. Thinking that recycle can solve the problem is misleading; it is a big mistake.
People have to aware that they cannot consume too many products because recycling still cannot
help much to solve our waste problem.
eople tend to easily get bored with their
old electronic stuffs, like computer, television, and radio because of rapidly improving
technology. By the means of aggressive advertising, consumer becomes thirst for all the latest
gadgets; so, they tend to buy new products.
After they buy their new electronics, they are going
to wonder “what should I do with the old ones?”, and the possible answer is recycling.