Recycling is the action of giving materials back to companies to break it down and remake it into something else.<br />Recycling is when you reuse a product or a material that has already been used.<br />What is recycling?<br />
What Is the problem?<br /> The main problem is that people are ignorant to the fact that recycling helps our environment greatly. Study shows that 90% of the population would recycle if it was easier. There aren’t a lot of recycling programs around.<br />
Did you know?<br />Did you know if you dispose of one plastic bottle in a regular trash can that, that plastic bottle will sit in a landfill for between one hundred and one thousand years? Rather than you recycling it and producing many more bottles within that time.<br />Every one ton of plastic that get recycles saves the energy usage of 2 people for one year.<br />
What can be recycled<br />aluminum<br />plastic<br />paper<br />glass<br />These are the most popular materials that gets recycled at recycling centers. You can also recycle clothing, jewlry, furniture, and electronics.<br />
WHAT gets recycled<br />Glass 6,700 3%<br />Paper 55,393 24%<br />Comingled 44,000<br />19%<br />CB from Football 26,620 11%<br />Plastic 32,447 14%<br />Aluminum 17,834 8%<br />Cardboard 48,671 21%<br />http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/Recycling/images/pieChart.png<br />
Who Is this affecting!<br /> It’s affecting the human race<br />Waste from non-recycled materials produces toxic fumes<br />Cutting down plants and trees reduces our oxygen, making it hard to breath and rises the amount of people with asthma<br />If we don’t recycle, we have to live in a dirty, polluted environment<br />It’s cheaper to recycle than to buy new, unused materials<br />Animals are dying and losing their homes. Recycling will prevent us from having to destroy animal habitats for human consumption. <br />Waste infringes on animal habitats<br />Non-recyclable materials require destruction of our environment<br />
Our job<br />Us humans have a job to maintain the Earth, and keep it a healthy living environment.<br />Establish recycling program at your school or in your neighborhood<br />Check into curbside recycling in your community<br />Reuse items in our household such as plastic bags, boxes, reusable dishes<br />Donate clothing, shoes, games, toys, furniture to second-hand stores<br />Properly dispose of electronics, batteries, and toner cartridges. <br />Conserve energy <br />Buy reusable products<br />
Where is this happening<br />http://vertvogue.blogspot.com/2009/02/introduction-united-states.html<br />
How can we fix this?<br />We can start to make houses out of recycled materials like Make It Right Homes in New Orleans has been doing since 2007.<br />We can reach out to the people who’ve wanted to try it but don’t really have the money!<br />We could give out or sale recycling bins to the public and use television time instead of crazy infomercials. <br />
Sources<br />Page L.E. (1998 September, 14). Web Images. Retrieved from Http. Google.com<br />Retrieved from the Division of waste collection and disposal. (2010 September, 30) Phone# 664-3717 Recycling Office.<br />By. Amanda Little (September 2010) The Green House Effect. Retrieved from The O Magazine.<br />Students of UK, . "Big Blue Goes Green." UKY.edu. N.p., 18/9/2009. Web. 12 Oct 2010. <http://uknow.uky.edu>. <br />"Recycling in the U.S. 2007." blogspot.com. BlogSpot, Monday February 23, 2009. Web. 15 Oct 2010. <http:vertvouge.blogspot.com>.<br />
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