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Zanaiyam
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myungjun
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The Government Should Be More Responsible For Recycling Protection.

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Started: 12/23/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Zanaiyam

Pro

I believe that the government should be very responsible for Recycling Protection. I believe the Government should be responsible because not every individual will follow laws that are for Recycling. The government should have better laws that regulate how individuals dispose of their waste because most other individuals are not as concerned with the environment as some other individuals are. A lot of individuals seem to be the reason why people don't recycle. Most individuals don't want to put in the extra effort. Some cities don't have a recycling pick up. And i believe that is the Governments fault as to why there aren't any pick ups. To hinder this situation the government should provide pick ups for every city and for every town. Most individuals say that the lack of space is an issue. Most people don't want to provide for recycling bins, because the look of it is an eyesore. To hinder this situation the government should provide, and invent recycling bins that are presentable, not only should they be more presentable but they should have a scent inside of the recycling bin that covers the poor smell that things that are being recycled might have. Some countries fine individuals for not recycling and some regions pay for just bottle recycling. Some areas don't even have any penalties or incentives that enforce recycling. I believe recycling should be enforced everywhere and if you don't follow the law of recycling you will penalized !!!!
Individuals should recycle because recycling saves energy most manufacturers wouldn't have to produce something new from raw natural resources if most individuals would recycle. By using recycled materials we save energy consumption, which keeps production cost down. By recycling, we reduce the need to destroy habitats for animals. Paper recycling alone saves millions of trees, by recycling we reduce the need to destroy habitats for animals. Recycling and purchasing recycled products create a greater demand for some more recycled goods. Goods made from recycled materials use less water, creates less pollution and uses less energy. Recycling produces considerably less carbon, which reduces the amount of unhealthy greenhouse gas omissions. Individuals should remember that manufacturing requires hundreds if not thousands of people for an example like loggers that live in the woods, logging companies and small owner operators to get the to the pulp mills, to production, to distribution, these all require individuals to make the system work yet still there has not been a change in recycling protection. If the individual wont do it, i believe that is where the government should step in. Anyone that believes that they can personally or individually change recycling protection on their own should definitely read into it because if managements,
logers and companies cannot do it than its only left up to the government to take care of it. Recycling programs are there to enforce recycling but this still isn't enough...
myungjun

Con

I believe that individuals and or businesses are more responsible than government for recycling in these days. The government has already provided the laws and programs for individuals and or businesses to recycle garbage enough. If
individuals and or businesses do not recycle garbage, the recycling system can not be started and can not be completed because it is based on the individuals' and or businesses' recycling now. So to speak, if the individuals and businesses do not recycling garbage, the government can not control it.

If we rely on the government to do everything for the invididuals and or businesses, the government must need to increase taxes on individuals and businesses to take care of this. That could hurt the economy because people would have less disposable income. The individuals would be spending less money that could stimulate the economy. This could lead to job loss, too. Businesses could lay people off due to lack of income. We are already seeing companies cutting jobs and workers' hours due to the oncoming new health care programs starting this year from the government. Many small businesses will have problems surviving with taxes and fees. We have to get people to understand that they have to take care of things themselves
instead of relying on the government all the time. This has to start by the parents teaching their kids this. People should be responsible for taking care of their own recycling instead of relying on the government. There are many government programs such as social security, medi care, and post office, etc. The government is running a record debt as we speak. They do not need another program to be responsible for wasting more money. Also, the taxes are high on the individuals and businesses as it is now. The states and towns have provided recycling bins and pick ups enough. Also, the government has enforced the laws and regulations for recycling. However, if people still do not recycle, there is almost nothing for the government to do with it.

As you mentioned as following; individuals should recycle because recycling saves energy most manufacturers wouldn't have to produce something new from raw natural resources if most individuals would recycle. By using recycled materials we save energy consumption, which keeps production cost down. By recycling, we reduce the need to destroy habitats for animals. Paper recycling alone saves millions of trees, by recycling we reduce the need to destroy habitats for animals. Recycling and
purchasing recycled products create a greater demand for some more recycled goods,
People must realize how recycling helps environment that can create
jobs, save energy and money. Although companies build more recycling plants
with strict environmental codes, it can not help environment protection if people and businesses do not follow it.

Debate Round No. 1
Zanaiyam

Pro

As you said in your debate above, there are government programs that the government supports. Although the government may support these programs that doesn't mean that the government has made a strict law for Recycling or that the government has started to enforce recycling. As long as the government allows recycling to go on the way that it has been going on nothing will change. As I stated before there are individuals all over the world that recycle but there still is those other individuals who wouldn't dare to recycle due to laziness and just not wanting to recycle. The notion of gathering those individuals and getting them to recycle is beyond a government group or individuals spreading the word for people. The government groups don't enforce recycling, the government laws enforce recycling !! I believe that even if we were to make more individuals aware of the economic impact, the impact on tourism and the criminal element associated with litter individuals would still not recycle. Generally, businesses will not locate in an area that has a large littering problem this shows that the community or area has no concern for the quality of their environment. I believe that this is where the government should step in and take complete control and responsibility. The government should allow businesses to locate in areas that have a large littering problem, in my opinion this would make more sense for the sake of recycling. Continuous research, and developments of facilities and methods must be implemented to ensure that our government will secure recycling and recycling will begin to improve once the government takes responsibility and gets involved. Recycling is very important, for the simple fact that recycling reduces garbage dumped into landfills, these landfills hold a sometimes unbelievable volume of garbage, and it takes tons and tons everyday!!
Through recycling this problem could be decreased. After placing the facilities, proper education and information must be given to the people. Recycling, segregation and other ways to help the environment must be enforced throughout schools so that younger children aren't as careless as older individuals. I don't believe older individuals would take recycling as serious as younger individuals because they weren't taught to recycle in school. The government should implement a way that young individuals can learn about recycling early, because that is the only group of individuals besides the government that might be able to save our planet by recycling. Recycling is a term that is in common use these days. However, it has taken many years for recycling to make it into the main stream of modern day life and culture. Far from being a novel idea, recycling has been around for quite some time. This is why i believe if the government allowed recycling to be implemented throughout schools around the world younger individuals would be able to teach other generations to value recycling and to use recycling.
myungjun

Con

I believe that the current recycling system and laws provided by the government is enough to help protect the environment if
most people except some people who are lazy or do not want recycle garbage follow it. For example, there are thousands of signs on garbage cans and on the roads warning people about fines and penalties if people do now follow the rules. Also, government send people and businesses a brochure stating how to recycle regularly. However, we still see a lot of garbage on the street
littered by people. Also, we see a lot of recyclable garbage such as papers, plastics, bottles and cans dumped with unrecyclabe garbage into a garbage bag and thrown. Even before the government steps in to force people for recycling, individuals can protect our environment for now if most people do recycling as government has required. People those who refuse to recycle have been fined by the local towns if they were found. The government can not track each individual or business to find if they do recycle or not. There are towns that use companies that provide containers to home for recycling. Towns have provided information to home owners and apartment dwellers on recycling codes and requirements and any fines for non-compliance. If the government gets involved more than now, it just causes more taxes to be imposed on the individuals and businesses. This only contributes to more waste and debt to the already record debt that this country is experiencing at this time. As individuals, if we all pitch in and do our own little parts, we can accomplish many things without the government's getting involved.

As to your point that businesses will not re-locate to areas with large littering problem, I believe this should be addressed by a local grass roots movement not by the government. Towns and cities have made an initiative to inform residents that these areas are lacking businesses because of this problem. People have to realize that government will not come to their rescue. People have to know that they take pride and help get the areas clean, that will be better chances for businesses to re-locate there that would mean a cleaner area and more jobs. Individuals should not rely on government to do everything for themselves. People must accept that they can not always rely on the government to solve their problems. As we all know that usually when the government gets involved too much, most of times it ends up making a mess of things. Many of government's programs get bogged down with red tapes and almost nothing gets done. Many government programs are miss-managed and losing money which are all from tax payers, individuals and businesses. Therefore, I strongly believe that people and businesses have to realize how serious this problem is and take responsibility for recycling their garbage themselves instead of relying on the government.

Debate Round No. 2
Zanaiyam

Pro

As I said in my last round there should be a way that the government establishes a bottle redemption machine so that the youth will see, and understand the importance of recycling. I believe that the government starting with the youth will help change this planet tremendously. The government should brainstorm a little harder and should have more bottle redemption machines in inner cities, in housing projects and around schools. These areas will need the extra five cent a lot more than suburban areas. There should also be more public awareness for this matter that would allow people to want too recycle. Individuals who live in private developments who are required by law who still don't recycle should be penalized the government should educate and regulate. Consumers have no idea of what to do with recycling bottles when it comes too deciding where they get recycled. Most individuals in my opinion would probably prefer a gray and brown world (the color of wood and recycled paper) then having all these flashy colors so that they can rip off flashy colors so that they can rip off the flashy colored package and think to themselves "Wow I should recycle this." The failure of individuals is within how an individual recycles and most individuals do not Recycle. Recycling for most individuals is extinct and non existent. I believe if the government were to work harder on implementing recycling skills things would be a bit different in the recycling world.
myungjun

Con

There are many or some supermarkets in every town where there are bottle redemption machines. Also, most stores give credit to customers who bring recyclable bottles or cans where there are not bottle redemption machines. The main problem is that people just do not pitch in and do not recycle garbage. Many people dump the recyclable garbage into a garbage can or bag without separating them to recycle. If parent explain to their children why we have to recycle garbage and how to recycle and show them how it is done by demonstration in every day life, they will understand and learn easier and faster. When children and young people see what the adults do, they understand and learn about things a lot more efficiently and a lot more naturally by home education than by governmental education system.
There are even many stores where customers can get a credit of 5 cents or 10 cents if the customers bring their own bag instead of taking paper bags for their shopping at stores. Also, there are thousands of sings in public stating that "Think green", "Help keep this area clean", "Pitch in" and "Think, before you print...", etc, but there still are so many people who do not care about recycling. The government has enforced laws, regulations, has posted warnings, and has sent brochures to home owners, apartment dwellers and businesses for recycling. Based on this situation, individuals and businesses are more responsible than government for recycling.
Debate Round No. 3
Zanaiyam

Pro

What you are saying is very similar as to what I am saying we just differ because I personally believe that the government should do more to bring recycling to many individuals attention. Yes stores do give credits to customers who bring recyclable bottles and cans but five cents for many people is not much of a concern if the government were to higher the value of bottles and cans than more people would not only be aware, but they would participate in recycling. I also believe that the voucher that individuals receive when they are using the bottle redemption machine, should be cash or coins rather than being a voucher. Most people look forward to fast cash and having money right away, this would also allow people to get more interested in recycling. As you said in your statement above "The main problem is people just do not pitch in and do not recycle garbage" which means you would agree that this was beyond the individual, it's up too the government to implement these laws so that people can take recycling a lot more serious. The government should step in and take complete control over recycling because individuals absolutely cannot be responsible for recycling protection, it is beyond an individual !!
myungjun

Con

You said in your round 2 and 4 that "there are individuals all over the world that recycle but there still is those other individuals who wouldn't dare to recycle due to laziness and just not wanting to recycle. The
notion of gathering those individuals and getting them to recycle is beyond a government group or individuals spreading the word for people
." and "The government should step in and take complete control over recycling because individuals absolutely cannot be responsible for recycling protection, it is beyond an individual!!" but I do disagree with it. Do you remember how human rights could be achieved? For example, women in America could not have right to vote until early 20th century although Amendment XV to U.S. Constitution passed by Congress on February 26, 1869 and ratified on February 3, 1870 stating that "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." Also, there were tremendous racial discrimination until 1960's. The complete human rights could be accomplished through local grass roots movement and it had been begun by individuals.

So, most people who understand how important the recycling is have to take more actions for recycling. They should teach their children home, tell their friends and neighbors, and spread words to people about the importance of recycling. Also, they should state that doing recycling is not only for protection of environment but also it benefits them tremendously in the realty. As I said earlier, if the government involves more than now, it just causes more taxes to be imposed on individuals and businesses. Therefore, I do believe that individuals and businesses are more responsible than government for
recycling in these days since government has done its part for recycling.

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