Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

By: Kristina Burkhart

What is Recycling?

Recycling is the process of making or manufacturing new products from a product that has already served its purpose.

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Recycling Facts

  • The US has the most pounds of trash per person per day.
  • Aluminum cans can be recycled with little to no loss of quality.
  • The energy saved by recycling one glass bottle would run a computer for 30 mins.
  • Every year, Americans use 1 billion sho[pping bags, creating 300,000 tons of landfill waste.

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Ways to Reduce and Reuse Waste Materials from Home

  • Avoid packaging when possible. Use your own reusable containers.
  • Use products you already have for household chores.
  • Buy the large economy-sized items instead of the individually wrapped items.
  • Buy items in reusable containers, in concentrate or in bulk.

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Cool Ways to Make Things out of Trash

  • Turn chipped tea glasses into pin coushions or candle holders.
  • Scratched CDs can be used as dresser dividers if the holes are cut bigger.
  • Worn out books can be used as e-reader cases.
  • Broken galss can be used to make mosaic patterns on picture frames.