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Environmental Awareness and Care

Updated on February 7, 2018

A Trash Dump

A huge trash dump.
A huge trash dump. | Source

Poems about every day Life

Trash piled up in front of people's homes.
Trash piled up in front of people's homes. | Source
Garbage dumpsters filled up and being picked up by a garbage collection truck.
Garbage dumpsters filled up and being picked up by a garbage collection truck. | Source
Possibly the trash collectors were on strike here.
Possibly the trash collectors were on strike here. | Source
Trash piled up somewhere.
Trash piled up somewhere. | Source
Rats are found in garbage dumps.
Rats are found in garbage dumps. | Source
Another picture of a horrifying looking garbage dump.
Another picture of a horrifying looking garbage dump. | Source

Recycling Matters

A Recycling Awareness Poem

It is vital to recycle

For all people who live on Earth

To keep it free from all pollution

So Earth can stay green and beautiful.

The 50 states in the USA

Should all enforce recycling

And teach recycling to

Children in schools.

The hope for a cleaner planet

Should have been reality

A long time ago

To show respect for all life on Earth.

Humanity is not alone

Living on planet Earth

Elohim also made the plants and animals

And they cannot live in our pollution.

People create too much trash

Each and every single day

And to create recycling awareness

Is everyone's job.

In Europe recycling has long been established

As a law for all its citizens to keep

Americans also have to unite

If the environment matter to us.

Tell family and friends to recycle instead

Of making trash mountains

Because it matters for all life on Earth

To show respect for

Elohim's beautiful green Earth!!

Helping to create Recycling Laws

What do you think should be done to enforce recycling in the United States?

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Why Recycling Matters!

Europe has a great recycling program and all citizens are required to put all their garbage in the proper recycling bins. German, especially, has been very tough on making sure its citizens recycle. In the United States recycling has not been taken very seriously up until now. Yes, there are recycling centers where one can take one's recyclable goods but most Americans don't have the time or energy to want to recycle their cardboard, plastics, glass, metals, and papers so there has to evolve a better plan to help Americans to want to recycle.

In our own household, we collect all our recyclable goods for 1 month and then take them to the recycle place near our neighborhood. The recycling center requires that all bottles be rinsed out and that the lids are taken off of all bottles which makes the recycling much more labor intensive. There should be a way that these recycling centers could at least accept bottles with the lids on and many more people would, possible, feel inclined to recycle.

One solution could be that each city could have a once a month recycle pickup in neighborhoods of a city and this way people could at least get into the habit of recycling. Most people want to live in a clean neighborhood and they care about the environment but if this is so true then people also need to fight for recycling to become a law.

Europe also has now small shopping centers where people can bring back the containers to have them refilled instead of discarding these containers. This is another great option to keep trash out of landfills.

I get very disheartened when I go to the recycle place once a month and I see people take their trash to the trash compactor, which is located next to the recycling bins. It disturbs me that people don't feel the initiative to see how important recycling is for the entire environment and most people feel that just throwing one's garbage away is so much easier. Only a few people show up at the recycling area and that makes me happy, though I wish there were a lot more people willing to recycle. At this point in the United States recycling is voluntary but every day we pray for this to become a mandatory law.

Recycling matters

How important is recycling in your life?

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    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      we should recycle as much as possible, trash keep piling up

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      Marina 3 years ago from Clarksville TN

      Yes am so glad you also love recycling. :-)

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      Marina 3 years ago from Clarksville TN

      Yes we need to stand up for that so it won't happen again!!

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      Paula 3 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Marina, you bring up an excellent point, and we need to take care of our planet! Recycling is easier than ever, and I know my family is trying to get better and better about thinking about these things. Thanks for your creative reminder and images. We do make too much trash!

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      Marina 4 years ago from Clarksville TN

      Yes you are right!!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      that's a lot of air pollution! we have smokey mountain here in our place and it looks like it will have to smoke forever. the burning of palstics and rubbers really contributes to the damage of ozone layer.