The diagram illustrates the four stages of paper recycling, including pulping, filtering, cleaning through to the production of recycled paper.
During the first stage of the process, waste paper is combined with water and chemicals in order to produce pulp. Once this has been completed, the pulp is then filtered in a process that introduces water, soap and air, whilst removing any ink from the original waste paper. Once this is done, the material is then cleaned with more water and chemicals, before it is ready to be converted into recycled paper. The final stage of the production process sees the treated mixture placed onto a conveyor belt and then rolled into shape. Once this final stage has been completed, recycled paper is ready to be used.
In all, the process of recycling paper includes four key stages, transforming waste paper into recycled paper following the method and procedure outlined above.
As the global economy continues to expand, pressure for individuals to succeed in their individual careers has increased enormously. Further, more and more young people are competing for a reduced number of positions at the top of society as a result of increasing income inequality.
As a result of this trend, an incrementally more selfish society has been created, with employers lamenting the inability of recent graduates entering the workplace to cooperate effectively. With more recent graduates competing for a reduced number of opportunities in the workplace, it is only to be expected that people become more concerned about their own career prospects than those of others.
Competition for jobs is fierce, as is competition within the workplace. With fewer opportunities for promotion, employees have become more ruthless in their working practices, feeling less obliged to work cooperatively with their peers and more concerned with competing against them.
Undoubtedly, income inequality and a widening gap between rich and poor is a problem that must be addressed by governments across the world. Unless people feel they have fair access to jobs and opportunities, the trend outlined above will only continue. Thus, it is necessary for governments to introduce measures aimed at tackling the underlying causes of the said inequality.
In that sense, income and wealth taxes must be a priority, in order to target financial resources to those most affected by inequality. Only then can we go some way towards re-balancing the injustices so many young people face today and secure the long-term goal of building a more cooperative society.