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Should we have to pay for our waste to be dealt with

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Started: 11/22/2012 Category: Health
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ehpanda

Pro

obviously we should have to pay for our waste to be dealt with. i know it seems harsh but at the moment when we put out rubbish we do not completely think about where it is going. by paying for our waste to be landfilled we are encouraged to recycle more. i'm not saying we should pay too much but possibly a certain amount of waste should be allowed to be thrown out and any excess should be payed for with a small fine.i believe that by letting the public throw away as much waste as they please it makes them lazy and careless, forgetting about the enviroment. even bio-degradable items chucked out will not rot down. because they are suashed in with all the other rubbish the air cannot do what it needs to break the items down. Landfill completely kills the enviroment and by creating a small fine for waste it would make people more aware of the impact they are having on the enviroment by throwing so much away and will start to recycle more.this will make a huge difference to the enviroment.
imnota4

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The problem is not with people throwing away an over-abundant amount of trash, but rather the inefficient way that trash is exposed of afterward. If you really think that putting everyone's trash onto a a specific piece of land is healthy for the environment in any way what-so-ever than you're completely mistaken. There are many things than cannot be recycled that are still thrown away that will highly damage the environment such as diapers or certain junk foods. Let's also not forget that not everyone has access to recycling facilities or anything that has to do with recycling in general, making extremely unfair to punish someone for not using something they don't even have access too.
Debate Round No. 1
ehpanda

Pro

Everyone should have easy access to recycling, it is a big priority in the modern world for people to recycle. Diapers and junk foods can be dealt with in many different ways like re-useable diapers that can be washed. There is currently not a way to easily dispose of waste food but people should really throw out as little food as posible in the first place. I would also like to add that quite a lot of waste food can be composted and bread can be fed to wildlife so there are plenty of ways to minimize the amount of food waste that you throw out. If people do not have access to recycling facilities they are either not in a place that collects rubbish or they should not be charged.
imnota4

Con

I agree, everyone should have access to recycling, however there are many places that do not, far more than do in my honest opinion. Places like small towns/cities as well as many suburban areas and any place with low population. If you really do live in big cities and such than paying some money to throw away your trash will most likely be irrelevant to you. You also said in your argument that most waste foods can be recycled. That is correct when speaking of most foods that you'd find in an average household. I however, specifically said "Junk food" as in gum and chocolate bars and such. Foods that aren't bio-degradable.

I do agree that there needs to be some form of regulation on preventing loads of trash from accumulating, however I do not feel that forcing people to pay money will in any way solve the problem. I think that money is becoming too much of a requirement for daily life, and making even more things that you basically cannot go without require money will only make matters worse, not better.
Debate Round No. 2
ehpanda

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imnota4

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