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Recycle Definition

Recycling turns old items into new ones. For example, using old bottles to make new ones lessens trash in landfills.

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Reducing Our Impact on Earth

Fun Facts

  • Aluminum cans are recycled by melting into liquid metal for new cans.
  • Recycled newspapers can be used to make a bowl.
  • Plates can be made from recycled paper.

Why Do We Need To Know About Recycle

Learning about recycling helps you see why it’s important to be eco-friendly. Recycling saves natural resources, needs less space for trash, cuts down pollution, and uses less energy. This is really important for jobs in making things and protecting the environment. How we use materials and handle waste affects our planet.

Recycling is important in making new things from old materials and coming up with products that are better for the earth. This is a big deal in many industries. Knowing how recycling works can prepare you for jobs that help make our future more environmentally friendly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we recycle?
To keep land, water and air clean and to have enough resources so other people can enjoy them too.
What happens to items that are not recycled?
They end up in the trash. Then a garbage truck will move it to a landfill. At a landfill trash is buried and it can also be burned which leads to air pollution.
How is water affected by pollution?
Water can get dirty. Then we cannot use it for drinking, bathing and cooking. Animals and plants that live in the water may die.
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