Essay 3 Proposal – Recycling: Maybe a challenge but we are ready!
My dear Fairbanksans:
Fairbanks is a city that is not in the mind of too many people, either because they don’t care, they haven’t heard about it, or because we are too far. It is time for us, Fairbanksans, to take action, we have to do our part, and save our state. Although many think recycling is not economically feasible in Fairbanks, people should set up recycling collection points around businesses and workplaces because we need to raise concern in individuals, facilitate access to recycling, and educate them on the importance of recycling.
You may remember those times when recycling was really popular; currently recycling is not in everybody’s mind, so what about remembering those times while helping with a little recycling too? There are states or countries where recycling is really important and has become a way of life, part of their customs, while there is others states or countries where recycling is not important at all. We are trying to bring the recycling euphoria back, beginning in our state, which is why there will be a group of people setting up collection points. These collection points will be accessible for everybody. Look for the appropriate recycle bin and place the right items in there. Every other day, or as deemed necessary, we will pick up the recycle materials and we would bring them to the Fairbanks Rescue Mission or to the correct collecting points. There is even a program for electronics. We would collect any electronic materials that you may have, and store them until pick up time, every third Friday of the month.
Awareness is the main point; if we reduce, reuse and recycle, we will do our part and we will reduce the amount of waste that is thrown in the world. We don’t have to start big; we can start with our state, and after we see some results we will go from there. People believe recycling is complicated and avoid traveling distances to get to recycling points. Now there will be no excuse; with collection points around the corner of everybody’s job, or place of residence recycling will be easy and convenient. By recycling aluminum cans, less aluminum will be needed since it will be used instead of going to waste, and cans once again will become, aluminum cans. We will used them as such, decreasing the amount of waste; by recycling paper we will save millions of trees that will help absorb carbon monoxide from the air, instead of creating six times as much by burning it. By recycling plastic, there will be less waste materials in the oceans, and we will waste less energy; with the recycling of glass we will also save energy, and there will be less air and water pollution since glass takes a long time to break down. Recycling will not just help some people; at the end it will help us all.
Help the earth, help the world, help your state, help Alaska, and most important of all help your city, help Fairbanks. Fairbanks is where we live, where our children are growing and where we want to be. Every person goes through plenty of plastic bottles, magazines, newspapers, sodas, beers, etc. This creates large amounts of waste. Don’t dispose of glass, aluminum, and plastics in just any container; classify them, keep them together, and bring them with you; you will see the right place to dispose of them while helping the environment too. If our program works, we may be able to keep on adding collection points making it easier, little by little.
Remember, taking care of our world is not just somebody’s responsibility, it is everybody’s job. Look for the collection points. I can guarantee you that you will not need to look too far; they will be near you. Talk to your friends and family members; tell them of the importance of recycling, and how easy it has become. We know that it may be a little hard at first, but once we get used to it, this will be like anything else. I remember how hard it was to drive my trash to the dumpsters. Now we don’t even think about it; we just know it is time to go. This would be the same thing, and one day recycling will be done without even thinking about it. Come on! Participate! Let’s keep a cleaner world for all to enjoy.
We will welcome your questions, suggestion, and help. Please don’t hesitate to contact “We Care, recycling group” at 907-xxx-xxxx.