RECYCLING

Mandatory or not?

Background Information

.75% of the yearly rise in Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere is used from the burning of fossil fuels

.United States is one of the largest trash producers

. 60-70% of the trash found in trash cans can be recycled

.Over 7 billion pounds of trash every year that can be recycled, is not.

Pros

There should be mandatory recycling because, it would keep trash out of landfill and that would make cities more profitable, because more people would like to live there. Having mandatory recycling would drive in more residents.

Cons

It might not be a good idea to have mandatory recycling because it might be too expensive. Too much many may cause a financial hardship for some municipalities.