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Go Green

By:Emma Roset

Recycling is a process to create new items from old and used materials. This helps in reducing energy and potentially useful materials from being wasted. Recycling can help the enviroment such as trees and wildlife.

Think before you throw you plastic water bottle in the trash can. What is recycling? Recycling is when you reuse something like a water bottle again by giving it a new purpose. Did you know it takes at least 450 years for a water bottle to decompose. This is why it is important to recycle because our world could be depending on it.

What are the three r's and what do they mean. The three r's stand for reduce, reuse, and recycle. Reduce meaning cuting down on the amount of materials you are using that we may not have a lot of or that could eventually die off. Ruse meaning taking something old and using it for something else or donating or passing down thing such as clothes or toys.  

Ways to reduce and reuse and recycle 

  • use reusable products such as napkins or ceramic plates instead of paper 
  • buy more durable products that will last longer 
  • recycle old tyre's or use them for a tyre swing 
  • use newspaper for boxing up items 
  • old electonic can be sent to schools or libraries 
  • old books can be sent to schools 
  • buy products that can be recycled 
  • buy products that have been made of recycled material

 12.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard are used annually in the UK. The average person in the United Kingdom gets through 38kg of newspapers per year. It takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of newspaper.

Recycling a single days worth of the New York Times could save 75,000 trees or more.If we recycled all newspapers, we could save over 250 million trees each and every year.Each American uses around 680 pounds of paper each year, and most people just throw it away instead of recycling it for further use.

 2000 pounds of recycled paper can actually help to save 17 trees, over 350 gallons of oil, and a lot of landfill space. That also means less air pollution!Recycling helps to conserve energy and as a result less greenhouse gases are emitted.