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Week 6 Assignment 1 Com156

Week 6 Assignment 1 Com156 - Recycling and Its Effects on...

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Recycling and Its Effects on the Environment Timothy Lewanda Com/156 03/01/2012 Tanzy Lewis Recycling and Its Effects on the Environment Thesis statement: Recycling materials will help the environment reduce financial expenditure, preserve natural resources, and reduce waste. (Introduction) Recycling is Important Recycling is important because of numerous reasons. The recycling process helps in reducing the pollution caused by waste. Without recycling a material, it is thrown into the waste basket, and it goes to a landfill. If a material were to be recycled instead of throwing it away; there would less pollution and waste. The rubbish that goes to the landfill releases harmful chemicals and gases. These chemicals and gasses are not good for the environment nor are they healthy for humans. In addition, products made from recycled materials are less expensive than those made from fresh materials. There is no compromise on the quality of recycled products. These recycled products are no different than the raw materials that are used to make product; the quality is just the same. The process that it takes to make a product takes a lot less work when using recycled materials. The process relieves the burden on land, as it helps in clearing the spaces that would otherwise be filled by the waste. Hence, our environment will always be thankful to us for recycling products. The Recycling Steps A successful recycling system is broken down into five steps. First, the product is manufactured from several types of materials including natural resources. Then it is shipped to the retail store to be sold to the customer. The customer buys the product from the store, and will use the product until they disposes of it. If the customer recycles it, they can move to the next step in the system. Two, the product goes to a recycling company. The recycling company then dismantles the product, and sends the parts and pieces out to be smelted and recycled. Three, the products pieces go to a smelting plant. They melt the parts back to their original raw state. They then send the melted parts back to a factory to be reused to make other products. Fourth, the product pieces go to a factory. The factory builds a new product
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from the recycled parts that they received from the smelting plant and eventually sells their new product to a supplier or store. Fifth, the supplier or store then sells the new product to a customer, and the cycle begins again. Recycled materials also are integrated into other applications. Some examples of the innovative applications are: glassphalt, carpeting, electronics, etc. Any Material is Recyclable Just about anything is practically recyclable. Most recyclables can be put out on the curb-side in a campus recycling container; however, some materials have to be taken to a recycling center. Glass paper, aluminum, steel cans, and plastic can all be set out on the curb for a recycling company to pick up. These recyclables are then picked up and
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