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How to live without destroying the planet? A new species inhabits our Satellites show forests seas, "plastic" 13.000 pieces burning in Brazil, per square kilometer! Indonesia, Australia, Spain ... Sunbathing has become dangerous:Pyrenees glaciers the deterioration ofare melting. And in the ozone layerPatagonia, causes moreArgentina, and ultraviolet radiationNorway as well
Why is it important to recycle and save natural resources?Recycling is one of the best things that you can do for the environment. While reducing piles of garbage, youre also protecting natural resources, cutting down global warming pollution and saving water and energy. Make recycling a family affair. It’s easier to get people involved if they know what they’re supposed to do. The goal is to make recycling so easy and automatic that it blends into the flow of everyday life.
The strategy of the 3 RsOne of the keys to reducing the amount of waste generated is toapply this simple rule, which corresponds to the initials of"Reduce", "Reuse" and "Recycle", which shouldestablished in this order at the time of managing waste. The rate of waste generation amounts at the city of Madrid to 1.5 kg per capita per day, representing a quantity of waste difficult to imagine.Children must to learn why it is important totreat natural resources and waste with care.
There are many possible ways to reduce the amount and hazardof waste. Here are some tips:-Buy products in bulk or large packages whenever possible. Avoidindividual products and flee from disposable items (plates,cutlery, napkin ...).- Avoid the use of dangerous products or replace them with lessharmful ones(batteries rechargeable, vegetable-based or waterinks, organic cleaners, etc).
-Do not use disposable products, choose other more durable(handkerchiefs, cutlery, glass dishes, shopping carts ...). If you have tobuy them give several applications: fill the bottle, wash the cutlery andplates, reuse shopping bags, etc.-You can give new functions to objects that you would throw awayotherwise: Use clothes that you can not donate as rags. Take glass jars to store other products. Use shopping bags for trash instead of buying other bags, etc.-Donate anything that can still be helpful to someone else. There areassociations that collect clothing, computers, furniture, toys, books ... andare responsible for making them available to people who need them.
Although the recycling of most materials need for processes that cannot be done at home, some products can be recycled at home:- Soap from vegetable oil.- Recycled paper.- Composting: technology for recycling organic waste.- Crafts and other creative ideas. But the most important thing is
What waste is in the yellow container?• Plastic Packaging :Milk bottles, juice, yoghurt, soft drinks, water, home cleaning products orof personal care (gel, shampoo, cologne, cream, etc.).Butter or cream tubs, cups of yoghurt, pudding or other desserts.Shopping bags, packaged goods such as muffins, bread, chips, nuts, etc..Polystyrene trays (Styrofoam), plastic film and plastic wraps (the filmwhich come with trays of meat, fruits, vegetables and fish)Large plastic wraps of mattress or furniture covers. single-use glasses, dishes or cutlery.• metal containers(Steel and aluminium):Cans, tins. Aluminum plates and traysFoil,bags of chips, etc. Lids and caps of bottles or jars. Sprays• brick type packaging :milk, tomato, wine, oil, soup bricks ...
It is important to note that in the yellow bin only plastics that are part of a package (along with cans and bricks) should be deposited . If you want to recycle other plastic products and materials, such as a toy or a plastic chair, you should take them to the Recycling Depot.
What types of waste go to the greencontainer? Glass container. Bottles, cans and glass jars.Remove lids, caps, corks, paper labels. Rinsebottles before placing in the container. Glassbottles must not be mixed with other types ofglass such as windows, light bulbs, mirrors,glass tableware or auto glass. Potterycontaminates glass and is difficult to sort out.
What waste is in the blue container? Paper and cardboard container.Newspapers, magazines, catalogues, What is he letters, cardboard packaging, egg doing? boxes, etc. Do not throw dirty paper or plastic bags. Fold cardboard
Single Use Batteries (Alkaline, Heavy Duty)There are battery containers in many places such as schools, gyms, supermarkets, street signs...
Chemist`s. Sigre Point Medicine, drugs. Do not throw them in any other container.Chemicals must never be dumped in drains ortoilets.
Container of organic matter and debris. Organic matter (food waste). Paper and dirt. Diapers.Place in sealed bags to avoid contaminating the containers.
City Recycling Depot. (Punto Limpio)Some of the waste will require special handlingprocedures and special recycling places orprocesses.Chemicals or used oil, must never be disposedof in drains or into toilets.
Some of the waste will require special handling procedures and special recycling places or processes.Items such as poison, paint, oil, solvent,automotive fluid, cleaning soap and herbicide.Motor Oil, Tyres and Car BatteriesFluorescent light bulbs, Mercury Thermostats &Thermometers, Mercury Switches.Unwanted Household Goods (small appliances,tableware, clothing, furniture, toys, sportsequipment, childrens books, etc.)
The distribution or location of the recyclingdepots in our country (fixed and / ormobile), depends on the Community,municipality or district where you live.It is therefore advisable to call your towncouncil information service.
20% of men consume more than 80% of the earths resources. 5,000 people die every day from unsafe water. One thousand million people lack access to clean water. One thousand million people are hungry. Over 50% of the grain market in the world are used as animal food and agrofuels. 40% of the arable land is degraded. 13 million hectares of forest disappear annually. One in four mammals, one in eight birds, one amphibian in three is in danger of extinction. Species are becoming extinct at rates 1,000 times the natural rate. Three quarters of fish stocks are depleted, in decline or on the verge of becoming so. The average temperature in the last 15 years has been the highest ever recorded. The ice (ice bank or the polar regions) has lost 40% of its thickness in 40 years. There could be 200 million climate refugees by 2050. Global military spending is 12 times higher than development aid.
What can citizens do to protect the environment?We all know what to do, but sometimes we forget.
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Dont throw away anything that can be recycled! Here is a list of things you should always recycle (or reuse!) ... Where do you put these away in Valladolid?Acid Batteries•Aluminum Cans•Building Materials•Cardboard•Chemicals•Electronic equipment•Glass (particularly bottlesand jars)•Batteries•Magazines•Metal•NewspaperOil•Paint•Paper•Plastic Bags•Plastic Bottles•Steel Cans•Tyres•Wood•Writing/Copy Paper
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TEST: WASTE & RECYCLING, TRUE OR FALSE? Delete one of the two letters T / FT/F 1. Waste is valueles, so they must always be in the dump.T/F 2. cans, plastic containers and bricks should be disposed of in the yellow bin.T/F 3. A broken plastic toy should be disposed of in the yellow bin.T/F 4. The green bin is only used for glass containers .T/F 5. Compost is a natural ferltilizer used for growing plants.T/F 6. Used paper napkins should go in the blue bin.T/F 7. Cardboard boxes and newspapers should be in different binsT/F 8. Everything that cannot be recycled ore reused shoyuld go to dumpsT/F 9. Oil stained paper shouldn’t go to the blue bin.T/F 10. Broken glasses and plates should be in the blue bin.
How Green are you? chooseQuestion 1: If you saw some one throw their paper on theground out side, what would you do? A Pick it up, yell at who did it, and throw it in a recycle bin. B Who cares? They can do what they want to! C Probably pick it up and put it where it belongs.Question 2: Do you mostly... A Pick up garbage when you see it laying around? B Sit around all day and throw litter on the ground? C Attend "Take it to the basket" meetings?
Question 3: When you go to the store, do you use... A Paper bags B Reusable bags C Plastic bagsQuestion 4: How long do your showers usually take? A 20 min. usually less. B 10 min. at the most C 1 hour, I like nice bubble bathes!
Question 5: Do you keep the water running when you brush your teeth? A NO WAY! Thats just wasteful! B Yes, but I dont brush my teeth THAT long! C Sometimes, when I dont think about it!Question 6: Do you use "green" items?Such as, paper towels, detergent, and so on. A Most of the time! I try to! B I dont really care what kind it is! C Yes, all the time!
Question 7: Do you keep a recycling bin at your house, and recycle it? A I like to! B Yes, but I dont use it! C YES!Question 8: Do you turn your computer off when you dont use it? A Yes. B Most of the time. C No, It takes too long to turn back on.
Question 9: Do you want to beat up BP for that oil spill? A Well kind of! Its racking our ocean! B Yeah! BP IS HORRIBLE! C OH YEAH!Question 10: Did you like this test? A Yes . B No. C It was OK.
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