What happens to the bottle we throw into the bin?
Everything starts with a bottle which is thrown into the bin or, to be more specific, into the bottle bank. Bottle bank is a special container, used for recycling many types of bottles, from plastic bottles to glass bottles. There are also bottle banks which are separated by colour of bottles like brown bottles, green bottles, clear bottles and so on. But what is recycling anyway?
Recycling means turning materials from waste into something new. We recycle to reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage and reduce air pollution and water pollution. One reason that people give for recycling is that it reduces trash in landfills. Beside that it takes less energy to recycle trash than to throw it away. Recycling helps minimizing the size of landfills around the world. It is important, however, not to confuse recycling with reusing, which is where old things, such as clothes, are donated or given a new use instead of being thrown out. Why do people not recycle?
1. People don’t want to put in the extra effort. Some places have no pick-up. Some people say that they just can’t be bothered. 2. The lack of space is an issue for many. People don’t want to see garbage, they think it takes big storage space for recycling bins; the trash is an eyesore for us. 3. Some regions pay for just bottle recycling (we know that works). Some areas have no penalties or incentives for recycling. 4. Some people simply think “Recycling doesn’t make a difference. So why do it?” Misinformation about overflowing landfills, depleted resources and climate change has convinced some people that recycling doesn’t make a difference. They believe that (?) there is no problem. 5. Some of them say “It is just too hard to do it.” Since there are so many things to recycle – bottles, plastic and paper, it’s hard to decipher what goes where. People are not willing to bother about the issue and they should be a...
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