What can we recycle?

What is recycling?

Recycling is taking something used and making it into something else. We can recycle paper, aluminum, plastic, steel, glass, etc. When we recycle we keep things from teh landfill, this is called closing the loop.

How is recycling and life cycles alike?

When we recycle a plastic jug, it is sent to a recycling center which then melts the jug. All this recycled material is then made into something useful such as playground equipment. Recycling can be compared to the life cycle of a butterfly. A butterfly begins life as eggs which when hatched becomes a catapillar. The catapillar then turns itself into a chrysalis then after a while it becomes a butterfly.