Why We Should Recycle

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Why We Should All Recycle

​ Waste, and how we choose to handle it, can have a profound effect on the environment (assonance). In America, 23% of people don’t recycle anything and although 23% may not appear as a large number (litote), that’s still 2 pine trees worth of paper a year for each person. And while 77% do recycle, it’s not always consistent. Recycling is undeniably something we should all participate in—an individual effort— like “exercising” (simile). While some of us may exercise others may do a little or none at all. Still, there are no reasons why we shouldn’t; recycling has been an available option to us for a while, since the 1970s. Recycling is like paying homage to the earth and its inhabitants, it prevents us from filling up our landfills by sending it to recycling plants, recycling plants create more jobs, and more jobs boost the economy (anadiplosis). Recycling enables us to create a healthier environment for ourselves and for the fauna and flora of our mother earth (personification) by reducing pollution. We can even conserve energy, a very crucial factor in battling global warming even though it may seem like the real effects of global warming are light years away (hyperbole), by having less demanders (metonymy) of new products. All the good reasons are embodied in recycling. (Anastrophe) Recycling is just a matter of doing; just a matter of being able to make no excuses for yourself; just a matter of being consistent (antistrophe). Recycling doesn’t have to be a mundane process. In time recycling can become consuming (antithesis); it can become an idea or thought engrained in the back of the mind. So why should we recycle? Because it makes “environmentally and economically” sense. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. (Alliteration)
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