Recycling is good for the environment. People are able to decide whether they can do it or not though. Should they be able to? My question is, should recycling be mandatory in the homes and businesses of Lawndale, California?
Of course! I think recycling should be mandatory in Lawndale for a few reasons. The first reason is that recycling is good for the environment. It lowers the wasting of resources and lowers the percentage of trash that goes into our nation’s any landfills. We also reuse the materials we recycle so we use less of the materials we normally would use. Right now we are in something called global warming. Recycling could really help us in this situation.
The second reason is that recycling doesn’t take that much time! People who are lazy say they are too “busy”. That means they are too “busy” to throw papers, plastics, and aluminum into the recycling bin. All it really takes is a few seconds, it’s so simple! So next time somebody says they’re too “busy” or they “don’t have any time” explain that to them.
The third reason why recycling should be mandatory is because recycling saves energy, not just the environment. For example, did you know that recycling one little aluminum soda can equals enough electricity to run your television for three hours? What’s more important, saving the Earth or just a little money? Sure, the garbage company may lose some money, but that’s not that important compared to the crisis of landfills being dug in our planet, releasing chemicals that are just bad for the earth.
So, basically I think recycling should be mandatory because it’s quick, easy, and it saves many things, including our planet Earth. Now all ask of you, the mayor of Lawndale, is to think this through and make it mandatory for all of Lawndale’s homes and businesses to recycle.