What is Recycling?
means turning waste into something new. Metal, glass, plastic, and paper are often recycled
too. Fruits, vegetables, and dead plants can be composted
They become fertilizer for living plants. Your old clothes and toys can be given away. Then they do not become trash.
the trash we put in landfills. Recycling
also uses less energy
. You can
your carbon footprint
. You can minimize the number of
around the world.
Do You Recycle?
Do you buy recycled
helps the environment. Buying recycled
products also helps the environment. Recycling
makes your garbage
into new products.
plastic bottles can be made into jackets. Glass and tire pieces can be ground up. They become gravel and
sand to fix roads. Food can be composted
. It can be used to help the soil. Some resources
many times. Paper can be recycled
only a few times. Each time it is
, more of the fibers
are broken. This lowers the quality of the paper.
paper becomes toilet paper, paper towels, and newspaper. Recycling
saves millions of tons
of garbage each year. That is less garbage
going into a landfill