China was the main center of all the plastic to be recycled and created into different things. The plastic is transformed into new plastic products like shoes, bags, toys. But this recycling has come to an end for other countries as China has stopped accepting the trash and doing recycling for that. As a result, The Atlantic reported Tuesday, some American cities and towns are sending all those recyclables directly to the landfills.
There is a recycling unit in the New Hampshire which was launched in 2010, earlier it used to take $6 per ton to recycle the plastic, but now the charges have become higher and went up to $125 per ton for recycling them. It is indeed a higher amount, and not everybody will be able to bear this expense. They are sending those recyclable materials to an incinerator. Other people are expecting that the things will change and the prices will go then, so they are storing those plastic materials in their home
John Tierney wrote “Recycling has been relentlessly promoted as a goal in and of itself: an unalloyed public good and private virtue that is indoctrinated in students from kindergarten through college. As a result, otherwise well-informed and educated people have no idea of the relative costs and benefits.” He added, “recycling may be the most wasteful activity in modern America: a waste of time and money, a waste of human and natural resources.”
His idea is that not all recycling is bad, but it can be buried in the ground where we have to make parks or graze the cattle. Modern landfilling methods can help and mitigate environmental hazards. As we are not so good at recycling so we should look for other alternatives to solve this problem. Recycling programmes should also be judged by the amount spent and how much beneficial it would be.