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Do you really believe that recycling can be adopted all over the world?

Do you really believe that recycling can be adopted all over the world?

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L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes
L. Hawkes, Teacher, Memphis

Answered Nov 22, 2018

Recycling can be adopted all over the world, but it’s going to be a conscious effort from everyone. If we want to see recycling adopted all over the world, there has to be a way for those in the rural areas to get it done without wasting more materials.

More environmentally-protective measures need to be taken instead of making the customer use more materials that will be thrown away. For example, in New York City, New York, customers have to bag cardboard in a plastic bag. Plastic is harder to recycle and has to be sorted out of the cardboard for facilities in the United States to take it.

In other places of the world, it’s much easier to recycle because they have better systems put together.

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S. Hughes

S. Hughes

S. Hughes
S. Hughes

Answered Jun 11, 2018

Yes, I really do believe that recycling can be adopted all over the world. Recycling is good for the environment and it can create jobs. I also recently learned that the United Nations (UN) agrees with me! In 2015, more than 150 world leaders adopted the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development (Agenda).

This Agenda includes 17 new Sustainable Development Goals. Their aim is to “to end poverty, hunger and inequality, take action on climate change and the environment, improve access to health and education, build strong institutions and partnerships, and more.” Goal 12, Responsible Consumption and Production, has as one of its targets “By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse”.

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