Recycling household waste is very important. Space for landfills where garbage is dumped is becoming scarce. Putting waste in the oceans causes pollution. Recycling is a way for cities to make money by selling recyclable items. And recycling items helps to saves natural resources.

The author’s purpose in this passage is to

D. argue for recycling.


The paragraph explains why recycling is a good idea. The paragraph is not a story (choice B), and does not have a contrast (choice C). It does not tell what recycling is, so A is incorrect.

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