The earth is a delicate system that needs to be taken care of, and we are the only ones who can really fulfill that responsibility.
Recycling is one way that everyone can take care of the earth, and it is probably the most effective way. Although many people may argue
that recycling is very time consuming and unnecessary, it’ll all pay off when we can still go to the beach without being bombarded with trash in about 15 years.
Plastic bags and other garbage thrown into the ocean kills millions of sea creatures every year. If we reuse our garbage, we can mitigate global warming and reduce pollution, save energy, reduce waste products in landfills and most importantly, save the earth. Our response to helping prevent the pandemic of pollution can be accomplished in three easy steps: reduce, reuse and recycle.What can we do to help? At New Town, we could do small things.
In every classroom, we have a recycling bin next to the trash can; all students and teachers need to do is place trash in the appropriate bins. Ms. Gayle and her students pick up recyclable items from classrooms weekly, but there is more that can be done.We could have small areas in the cafeteria where students can sort through their trash. We could also host events where people drop off their garbage, and we could sort through them, if contributors want to recycle but just don’t have the time. We could also offer rewards to students who help such as extra credit, service learning hours or perhaps a college scholarship.
“About 80% of what Americans throw away is recyclable, yet our recycling rate is only 28%,” according to dosomething.org. By working together, we can change that statistic and make the world a better place for future generations.