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Nowadays we are producing more and more rubbish. Why do you think this is happening? What can governments do to help reduce the amount of rubbish produced? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Today, the amount of rubbish that is being produced by individuals is immeasurable. I am inclined to adhere to the view that there are two major reasons for this. Evidence suggests that governments can take certain measures to mitigate the problem.

To my knowledge, the fact that the amount of refuse is growing around the world can be explained in two ways. Oddly enough, one of them is technological progress, which is forcing most people to get rid of a variety of objects they possess with alarming rapidity. There is a growing body of statistical evidence indicating that two thirds of the population in developed countries purchase brand new electronic devices and home appliances annually, thereby replacing outdated ones, which are usually thrown away. Another reason for the increase in the amount of litter in many countries in recent years has been the change in the quality of delivery services which has become higher over the last few decades. This has made it necessary to utilize a greater amount of packaging material. As a case in point, every parcel I receive from abroad consists of at least 100 grams of carton and polyethylene which I always dispose of immediately.

Nevertheless, there are few ways in which governments could rectify the problem of excessive amount of garbage. One effective wrubbiay to address the problem could be to introduce high taxes on any electronic device or electric equipment that has been used for fewer than three years and is intended to be thrown out. To my knowledge, this approach has recently helped the Swedish government, for instance, to decrease the number of home appliances in landfill sites dramatically, thereby significantly reducing the total area of places where discarded materials are dumped. Another possible method of troubleshooting the matter might be to provide support to waste recycling centres and waste collection points. In my opinion, not only could employing this measure diminish the number of such types of rubbish as carton or plastic, but it might also have a positive effect on the environment as this approach solves the problem of non-biodegradable waste effectively.

In conclusion, it is possible to conclude that modern technological progress as well as the rising quality of delivery services are the two primary reasons why the amount of rubbish is growing on the planet. However, my position is that implementing of hefty taxes on producing waste along with facilitating the recycling of waste might be the best solutions to the situation.

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