Editorial: The Future of Our Planet Matters!
ccording to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), recycling one aluminum can save energy to run a TV for three hours or equivalent of half a gallon of gasoline. There is no limit to the amount of times aluminum can be recycled.
Pollution is something that we see and contribute to everyday. It is the cause to various problems that we witness, hear about, and question. Pollution causes harm to wild life such as whales, dolphins, and other water animals. It also causes harm to nature, such as plants and trees. The harm that pollution does to wild life and nature reflects in our daily lives and in the things that we will have to face in the near future.
“Recycling is the maintenance of the plant. It provides a positive outlook for the future of available resources and the health of all living things,” said Science and Engineering student, Helen Sanders.
Recycling is an important aspect to the hope of resources in the future. We need to make up our minds and work together for a brighter outcome for the well being of every living plant and animal.
I discovered at DEP that each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 galloons of water.
It is clear that the unity of everyone is needed in order to save the resources of our planet. Although there are many procedures that need to be taken and various things that need to change in our daily lives, we have to make up our minds that we are in it together to ensure everyone that our planet and everything on our planet is important to us.
“I love recycling, I think it’s a great idea,” said Science and Engineering student, Leanea Edmundson.
There are several ways that you can become involved in making our world a better and safer place to live. You can do your part by joining organized clean ups and recycling bottles and cans. Recycling newspaper and unwanted paper is a big help to saving trees. Most important, spread the knowledge about recycling.
“Service is the rent we pay for living,” is a quote I found on the internet, that to me made a great deal of sense.