Journal of Environmental Waste Management and Recycling

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Rapid Communication - Journal of Environmental Waste Management and Recycling (2022) Volume 5, Issue 1

Recycling effects on the environment.

Megumi Mizawa*

Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan

*Corresponding Author:
Megumi Mizawa
Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
University of Toyam
Toyama, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: 30-Dec-2021, Manuscript No. AAEWMR-22-53292; Editor assigned: 01-Jan-2022, PreQC No. AAEWMR-22-53292 (PQ); Reviewed: 15-Jan-2022, QC No. AAEWMR-22-53292; Revised: 18-Jan-2022, Manuscript No. AAEWMR-22-53292(R); Published: 28-Jan-2022, DOI:10.35841/aaewmr-5.1.104

Citation: YMizawa M. Recycling effects on the environment. Environ Waste Management Recycling. 2022;5(1):104

Recycling became mainstream decades ago. This is one of the reasons people often throw it away. You might think it's an old way to turn green, but it still improves the planet in one or more ways. Below are some of the positive environmental impacts of recycling. Recycling as much as possible will give you knew motivation to minimize waste, so please give it a try. Paper is a natural material for many. This is what we use to learn and deliver messages at work and school. It fills books and wraps gifts, but most of it comes from trees uprooted from the ground. Paper recycling is an easy way to maintain oxygen levels around the world. This is especially needed during the current unprecedented increase in global warming. Every time the New York Times prints a Sunday edition, newspapers have to destroy 75,000 trees to form many pages. Since a tree can produce over 260 pounds of oxygen, making new paper from recycled materials can minimize the oxygen usage of the forest. Landfills are a common resource for people trying to dispose of garbage, but instead contain recyclable materials. Make sure you have dumped some of these materials into your local landfill and promise to recycle the resources you use every day. Cardboard can be easily disassembled and processed into new cardboard. Recycled glass melts and transforms even glass made using the float glass process, such as windshields. At the aluminum recycling factory, new items such as cans are crushed into small pieces and melted. Styrofoam pollutes the air with dioxins when it decomposes, but it cannot be reused [1].

Most recycling centres do not have the resources to separate glass from materials that contain glass, so bulbs made of glass will eventually be landfilled. Plastic bags require a variety of separation and processing equipment not found in most recycling facilities and is eventually disposed of in landfills. Compared to the energy required to incinerate and dispose of landfill waste, recycling plants save more energy than they use. They require electricity to operate, but use much less energy per material than if paper, plastic, or glass were finally landfilled. The amount of energy saved is only large when compared to the power required to produce a product from fresh, non-recycled materials. Destroying trees to make new paper does more than just reduce the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. It also eliminates natural habitats by logging. The animal kingdom is already facing a demographic crisis due to climate change, which has not been helped by humans depriving them of housing resources such as food and trees. Although plastics are easy to recycle, 8 million tons of plastics still flow into the ocean each year, harming marine life. If it is not a plastic ring or bottle that fills the stomach of an innocent marine organism, micro plastics are harmful to animals down to the microscopic level [2].

Recycling helps prevent plastic products from spilling into the sea. Recycling returns many of these benefits to the planet. So take the time to recycle to pay for the goodness of the planet. A short detour to the nearest recycling centre can improve the living conditions of everyone on the planet. Remodelling your home is a great way to be creative and make your home feel like your own. But that comes with a wasteful share. Old equipment and building materials can pile up on the side of the road into landfills if no way to recycle them is found. Modern homeowners are more motivated to bring green energy and construction methods into their homes than ever before, but this is not the only factor to consider. After refurbishment and cleaning of waste, it has a bigger impact than you can imagine. In fact, construction waste accounts for one-third of all solid waste in the United States [3]. One of the best ways to get rid of old devices is to donate them. If you’re old refrigerator, washer, dryer, or other appliance still works, contact your local non-profit and ask if you would like to accept the donation. This allows you to ethically remove your device from your home while helping those in need. You may also be able to get your money back by deducting these donations from your taxes. Please keep a receipt for your donation for this process. Many homeowners are unaware of this, but they can recycle as well as paper and plastic. Professional recycling companies often use metals, ceramics, drywall, pipes, fibres, porcelain, and other materials. In some cases, the material can be reused for other remodelling projects. If you work with a remodelling company, be sure to ask them about their recycling practices. If not, ask them to keep the material so that they can find their own recycling method.

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