Proponents of recycling are well aware of its many benefits. For instance, when we use what is already available, we consume fewer natural resources such as oil, coal and water. When we reuse something as it is, such as a container, recycling is virtually free. In addition, recycling old paper into new paper reduces the burden on the environment and saves trees. Reusing what we have also reduces the volume of our landfills. It is quite evident that recycling is a valuable way to conserve our natural resources.
Despite the obvious benefits of recycling, there are people who question its efficacy. It is often argued that recycling involves a high overall cost. Creating new products from old products is a complex process and costs money. Setting up recycling programs is very expensive in the beginning and the return on investment can be low. There are also burdens on the environment. Surprisingly, some recycling processes produce large amounts of green house gases, toxins and chemicals, which are then released into our environment.
Personally, I do not agree with the view that recycling is not worth the cost and effort. Considering the benefits and drawbacks of recycling, I believe it is a viable option in waste management. I think that we should try our best to recycle what we have, as well as address any problems that arise from recycling. (282 words)