why do people think recying is a bad idea

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Although i personally approve of recycling there are negitives to recycling. The costs of recycling certain materials is high for example the process of cleaning, processing and redistrebuting is an expensive one where as simply putting the rubbish into land fill is relitively cheap. That is the main arguement I have heard.On a domestic level recycling takes up alot more room in the house and therfore those living in small houses just dont have the practical room for recycling. Some items such as cardboard and glass can't be recycled in certain areas of the country therefore for these to be recycled people need to be able to transport their recycling to the nearest recycling centre. For many people who dont own a car this isnt possible so they simply bin it. Hope this is some help
heather.pyne
23 January 2013
Hi,
Jonathan C.
28 January 2013
Hi, recycling tends to be expensive as you need a lot of labour to separate out the stuff, e.g different plastics, and there are transport costs. All the infrastructure has to be set up as well. But in the long run it is much better than the alternative - throwing it all into landfill.
Jonathan C.
28 January 2013
Some people are not fully aware of what items can be recycled. E.g. plastic can be recycled, but only certain plastics which is the pain when your sorting out your rubbish. Who has time to check the tiny small writing on the back of packaging.
oconnell87
28 January 2013
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