Nowadays, it is a well-discussed issue that we should protect our fragile environment, and recycle has become the most popular and efficient way to solve this problem. However, some people have argued that there is no enough waste from home is recycled. In the following essay, I will discuss what stops people from recycling waste, and how to encourage people to recycle more.
There are two fundamental causes of stopping people from recycling waste. First of all, the recycled system is not completed and refined, so citizens consider recycle as an inconvenient behavior, while they know recycle is an important way to protect our environment. Take Taiwan for example, home waste can only be recycled one to two times a week, comparing to four times a week for rubbish; therefore, people tend to throw all the garbage, including those can be recycled, in the garbage trunk. Secondly, many people do not know how to sort the garbage, so they choose not to recycle at the end. For example, some citizens are confused by plastics and plastic bottles, resulting in giving up recycle.
To tackle those problems, the government should take some actions. Firstly, the government should take good advantage of social media campaign, such as video and posters, in order to give citizens accurate concepts about recycle. The government should not only teach citizens how to do the recycle, but also why recycle is vital to our environment. In addition, the government should provide a polish and refined system, which can encourage people to recycle. Setting up bottle bank is a good way to give people positive reinforcement. Furthermore, setting up more recycle bins, which can give people a more recycle-friendly environment.
In conclusion, waste from home is not recycled because of the inconvenient recycled system and the shortage of knowledge about recycling. To solve this problem, the government should improve our recycled system and transmit accurate concepts about recycling by social media.