Recycling: It starts with you
When students recycle, they become part of process larger than themselves. Recycling has a positive impact on the environment, adds jobs to the U. S. economy, and turns used products into new ones.
Recycling is important because it helps the earth. You may have been out shopping with your mom and dad and noticed a special symbol on some things they buy, like cleaning products or garbage bags. This symbol means that a product is a recycled product.
Recycling helps the earth and makes the world a better place to live in. By recycling items, you do not need any more new things to be made. By using these new recycled products, you will save trees and other important natural resources because raw materials will not need to be used to produce products any longer. There are many things that can be recycled:
- Steel products
- Milk jugs
- Cell Phones
- Food and Paint Cans
If your parents own a car and decide to get a new one, the old one can be recycled and the recycled steel can make a new car. Plastic Bags that are returned to collection bins in grocery stores are turned into plastic lumber. Aluminum cans and glass bottles are made back into more cans and bottles. By recycling unneeded products you are able to not only stop the overflow of trash but you are able to make new products. Start a Recycling Program in your School and start protecting the Environment.
- School Recycling Action Plan
- Guide for Implementing a School Recycling Program
- What is a Waste Free Lunch?
- Recycling Pledge
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