You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people claim that not enough of the waste from homes is recycled. They say that the only way to increase recycling is for governments to make it a legal requirement.
To what extent do you think laws are needed to make people recycle more of their waste?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
It is opined that waste recycling at homes is not up to the mark and is suggested that a legal framework is the only effective way to increase the process of recycling. I think laws can make a very less influence in encouraging people to recycle more.
The primary reason behind my view is that many homes have inadequate facilities to recycle. This is because domestic wastes are of different types, and these include both biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes. It should be noted that many homes today, especially in metropolitan cities have not enough space to manage either of these. On the other hand, homes at rural areas have not started the practice of recycling yet as they find other better options like incineration and deep burying. If laws are imposed to increase recycling, these populations would see it as a burden, and this would be less effective.
The second reason behind my disapproval is because the best effective recycling techniques are only available at a larger setup which can be hardly accessed at each individual home. Installing and initiating such processes at homes consumes a lot of money, time and energy. Instead of introducing laws to increase recycling, I feel governments should encourage people to segregate waste at their own homes and then make arrangements to transport this to the nearest recycling plant.
I have to admit that there should be laws to encourage people to recycle, than choosing other options like incineration, which causes harm to the environment. However, before making it stringent, the authorities should make sure that they have made all the necessary arrangements for the same.
To conclude, though laws related to recycling can enhance the process, I think the effectiveness of this is limited. Instead, governments are expected to adopt other options which seems to be more feasible.