People make lots of trash every day. Most of our trash goes to landfills. We have so much trash that it is becoming a problem. Our landfills are becoming too large. People are working to solve this problem. They have found three ways to reduce our landfills.
Some trash can be recycled by making new things out of old things. Car tires can be ground up and made into playground mats. The mats will help keep children safe when they fall. Metal cans can be recycled and made into rain gutters for houses. Plastic things can be recycled and made into lawn furniture.
Some trash can be reused. Glass bottles can be cleaned and used again. Old clothes can be given to others. Worn out furniture can be made to look new again.
We can also reduce how much trash we make. We can carry and reuse plastic bags when we go to the store. We can use refillable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles. Adults can use a refillable coffee cup instead of a disposable cup.
Reduce, reuse and recycle are three ways to help solve our trash problem and reduce our landfills.