People make lots of trash every day. Most of our trash goes to landfills. We have so much trash that our landfills are becoming too large and it is becoming a problem. 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 that can help keep children safe when they fall. Metal cans can be recycled and made into rain gutters for houses. Plastic water bottles and other objects can be melted and made into lawn furniture.
Some trash can be reused. Glass bottles can be cleaned and used again. Outgrown clothing can be given to other people to wear. Old furniture can be refinished and made to look new again.
We can also reduce how much trash we make. We can carry out own reusable bags instead of using new plastic bags when we shop at the store. We can use refillable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles that get thrown into the trash. Adults can use refillable coffee mugs instead of disposable cups.
Reduce, reuse and recycle are three ways to help solve our trash problem and reduce our landfills.