When you recycle, you help create new things out of old ones. Items we use every day, such as paper, plastic and bottles can be made into new ones. Recycling helps reduce our impact on Earth.
To better understand how recycling works…
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!
Reducing and reusing helps the Earth.
Reducing the amount of waste you produce is a great way to help the environment. For example, you can take shorter showers to reduce the amount of water you use.
Recycling is another great way to help the Earth.
Many of the things we use every day are made out of materials that can be recycled. When you recycle, you help create new items out of old ones.
We can all help stop pollution.
When the environment is dirtied by waste, our air, water and land get polluted. You can help stop pollution by always placing your trash in a trash can and never leaving it on the ground.
Where does our trash go?
When you throw away your trash, it goes to the landfill. Landfills can build up with huge amounts of trash. It becomes smelly and it can cause air and water pollution too.
Remember the R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Reduce means to use less. Reuse means to use something more than once. Recycle means to make new items out of old ones. This helps keep the Earth clean.