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A numbers of wastes in America are growing from 247 million tons of non-hazardous waste in 1990, to 409 million tons in 2001. The increasing number of wastes in each year causes the crisis of pollution. Recycling is the process of transforming used/wasted materials into useful materials which can be used again. In other word, recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. Using recycled materials can lower energy costs for manufacturers because recycling is a key to reduce the consumption of raw materials such as land, plants, minerals, and water, etc. so using materials more than once which means we conserve natural resources as well. Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles, and electronics. In each year, Americans haul 82 million tons of trash to recycling center but that’s still just 32.5 percent of trash that US people throw out. To emphasize that why we should recycle the used materials, the following will show the benefit of recycling:
* Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced; by avoiding methane emissions and reducing energy required can contribute to climate change.
* Decreases the amount of CO2 produced.
* Prevents the pollution caused by the manufacturing of products from raw materials.
* Helps maintain the environment for future generations.
* Reduce a number of wastes and saves considerable landfill space.
* Reduces the need for landfill and incineration.
* Reduces the consumption of energy and water.
* Decreases the need for disposal.
* Protects and expands US manufacturing jobs
* Increases US competitiveness.
* Prevents pollution caused by the manufacturing of products from virgin materials.
* Saves energy.
* Saves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals.
How to Recycle Styrofoam?
Styrofoam is a common name of polystyrene which is widely used for packing materials, food and drink containers, and others items. Styrofoam is made up of chemical compounds and other components which can be harmful for human and environment, if not managed properly. Here are some ideas for recycle Styrofoam:
· Identify products made from Styrofoam by looking at the mark below the styrofoams because many styrofoams can be used for a number of times. A number in triangular figure of styrofoams suggests that the product is usually reused for a number of times prior to it being thoroughly disposed.
· Before sending Styrofoam to recycling center, clean up the contaminant from your Styrofoam because that is difficult to recycle processing.
· Check out the local shipping businesses that they can reuse Styrofoam shipping materials such as peanuts in their shipping or not.
· Contact recycling centers or services in your local, that they can recycle styrofoam or not. You can search for Styrofoam recycling centers or services in our website.
· You should set up bins to collect styrofoams, if your styrofoams are not too much for processing at a styrofoam recycling service or center.
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