IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 1112 - Not enough of the waste from homes is recycled

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Some people claim that not enough of the waste from homes is recycled. They say that the only way to increase recycling is for governments to make it a legal requirement.

To what extent do you think laws are needed to make people recycle more of their waste?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:
Waste recycling and people’s participation in it is a moot issue and a lot of arguments could be observed around us as well as in the media whether people should personally and spontaneously take part in recycling process or the government should make it a legal obligation. I personally believe that government should impose laws and severe fine in case of violation of these laws to ensure proper home waste recycling.

First, waste recycling is done by different government and private organisations while citizens of a country are expected to properly divide the recyclable and non-recyclable wastages and pack them accordingly while dumping them in the recycle bins. They are simply expected to cooperate in the recycling process. However, it is a strange fact that people still do not participate in the recycling process spontaneously in most of the cases either from their negligence or from their lack of time to do so.

Second, it is a harsh truth that people in many cases abide by a rule only from the fear of punishment or fine, not from their conscience. For instance, when the fine for violation of traffic rules was made quite high, people started following them in my city. Similarly, if laws are introduced and fine is made higher for not participating in waste recycling more people would recycle more of their wastages.

Third, waste recycling is a very handy process to save our environment and we already have many rules to protect our environment. While deforesting is a severe crime in my country, there is no visible law for not recycling the waste. This is why people are very careless about their waste production and this has created a throwaway society in our country.

In conclusion, I believe that most of the citizens in our country already know about the importance of saving our environment and how individual efforts of recycling can improve our environmental conditions. Since many of them still do not participate in doing so, there is no alternative than to impose laws to have this done.

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0 # Farina Fahmideh 2016-12-03 02:38
Hi, is this an opinion question or solution question?
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+8 # Zari Nouri 2016-06-17 06:40
In recent years, improving recycling industry by encouraging people to participate in recycling process has been one of the main aims of governments and politicians. This goal is not restricted to developed countries, which have enough budget to spend on recycling centers, but is also evident among developing countries. Recycling is the process of converting waste materials to reusable objects and has several benefits to our planet. I think making recycling a legal requirement would accelerate this process.

Obviously, making recycling a legal requirement has a powerful effect on societies and will cause people to recycle more of their wastage. There are many steps that governments can take to improve recycling. Firstly, a proper policy should be adopted to encourage people to separate recyclable materials from their rubbish. Secondly, many rules and regulations should be implemented against not recycling of household waste. Furthermore, careless people who violate these rules and do not abide by laws should be penalised.

However, there are other important ways to improve recycling. For example, public awareness about importance of recycling should be raised through media and free booklets. Children and pupils should get familiar with recycling in their schools. Moreover, recycling facilities should be increased in cities and towns. Some people believe if there were easy-to- reach recycle bins, they would be more encouraged to participate in recycling process.

Overall, although I agree that mandatory laws will play the most important role on recycling, I cannot deny the positive impacts of other alternative ways.
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