- Words: 1923
- Length: 7 Pages
- Topic: Transportation - Environmental Issues
- Paper #: 23922542
Recycling Should Be Mandatory
Every year, the United States generates an estimated 200 million tons of solid waste. Much of this waste falls under four main waste items -- yard trimmings, corrugated boxes, newspapers and glass containers. Most of the items in this group could be recycled. Instead, majority of them are simply disposed (Lober).
Currently, the residents of the United States recycle only 20% of their generated solid waste. This translates