Recycling is an ever-increasing practice which can be easily employed by both individuals and companies. Here is a look at the advantages and disadvantages of current waste clearance and recycling practices:
Pros of recycling:
- Reduction of waste and landfill occupation – Because a lot of the things we throw away is made from non-biodegradable substances such as plastic, glass, and styrofoam (among many other materials), these items wind up taking up space in landfills for hundreds of years, or even more. If we recycle or reuse items that we get rid of during rubbish clearance, we prevent more things from making it into these landfills. Landfills themselves are a huge problem in that they are limited in their capacity, so anything we can do to prevent them overflowing into nearby lands and rivers is crucial.
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