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Green Living: Are There Any Drawbacks to Recycling?

Earth Day is will soon be here and we should all be looking for ways to do our part to help save the planet. Recycling is one of the easier ways to do that, but it’s important to look at the pro’s and con’s. Recycling is viewed as a positive step in terms of helping our planet, but could there be a bad side to recycling? Well, it’s not that recycling in itself is ‘bad’ – more that we don’t often recycle in the way that we should. There are also a number of risks associated with recycling. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it, but it means that we need to recycle in a thoughtful and considered manner. 

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One of the main issues with recycling is that it is expensive. Another problem is that recycling sites can be dangerous. The dangers are only enhanced when people do not recycle correctly. For instance, when recycling, you must ensure you go about it in the correct manner. You should not put the likes of electronics and batteries in your curbside bin. Such items can be hazardous, and so you should leave it to the experts when it comes to reusing these materials and disposing of them in the correct way. 

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Aside from this, there is a risk of identity theft when recycling. If you throw away your smartphone and you don’t clear it properly, someone could steal your data if it ends up in the wrong hands. This is why you need to make sure that you are responsible when recycling anything that contains personal information.

 

For more details about recycling and the right way to go about it, check out the infographic below. 

 

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After many years our town finally has finally gotten on board with recycling! There is a small annual fee to sign up to receive the recyling bin, but I believe the pro’s outweigh the con’s and I am excited to get started. Do you already recycle? I love hearing from you, dear readers! Thanks for visiting today!

Amber
 

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