Sample Environmental Paper on Recycling

With global communities grappling with the problem of pollution, legislated recycling of wastes provides one of the most cost-effective and impactful avenues of curbing environmental pollution and its effect on flora and fauna. In my state, the local government has come up with recycling and waste management laws that ensure that recyclables are recycled to reduce their environmental impact. The state has recycling laws that require businesses, apartments, and factories to recycle up to 90 percent of all papers, plastics, aluminum, and glass among other recyclables. Failure to adhere to these regulations on three consecutive occasions usually attracts fines for businesses and large entities. However, homesteads are not fined but forced to resort the wastes into recyclable and non-recyclable wastes before collection. Individuals seeking to recycle other special recyclables such as tires are required to pay a small fee to the recycling entities in case they are not in a position to recycle them. The state also has recycling laws governing mandatory recycling of electronic wastes. A fine is applicable against individuals found in contempt of these laws.

Papers and plastics are some of the commonest wastes that I recycle. I usually put them in the recycle bins from where they are collected by the garbage collectors to the recyclers. Nevertheless, I can do more when it comes to food and paper wastes because most of them end up trashed in the non-recyclable garbage bins. Cities that mandate recycling is on the right trajectory when it comes to tackling the ever-accumulating wastes not only from offices but also industries and apartments. Mandated recycling ensures that the millions of tons of wastes that find their way into our ecosystem including water bodies are recycled.