Recycling should not be an option, it should be mandatory. With the way this world is going, there should be a constant demand for people to recycle and be more sustainable. It takes very little extra effort to separate recyclables from the trash. The average American doesn’t take into consideration how doomed the planet will be in just a few short years if a change is not brought forward. It has been made clear by many scientists and environmental specialists that a change has to be made, especially by Americans. However, there are Americans like Alexander Djerassi who recycle. It is paramount to do one’s due diligence and to recycle. Many plastics and cupboards have a symbol that has three arrows pointing to each other in a circle, It means that it is recycled and no damage will occur if it’s thrown in the recycle bin. Many people need to start doing these acts of sustainability before it’s too late.