The Importance of recycling
by: Brent Rodriguez
The world is slowly but surely being killed with every tree cut down or everytime a natural resource is being used repeatedly. To slow this down, almost every material used can be recycled and not just be thrown away.
The three R's
Recycle- when done with materials that can be recycled, give them to places that can transform old items into new things that can be used
Reuse- not be so wasteful find ways to reuse items instead of throwing away and buying new things
Reduce- find ways to minimize the amount of waste put out
Benefits of recycling
More Jobs, Economic Development, and Tax Revenue
More Energy Security
Less Pressure on Landfills and More Natural Resources for Future Generations
Less Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year.
Over 75% of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.
Americans throw away 25,000,000 plastic bottles every hour.
If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year.
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