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How to recycle 5

  1. 1. B Y S T E V E M O R A L E S How to recycle
  2. 2. What is recycling  Recycling is the process of making or manufacturing new products from a product that has originally served its purpose. If these used products are disposed of in an appropriate, environmentally friendly way the process of recycling has been set in motion.
  3. 3. History  Recycling is not a new concept. The practice of recycling has been around for thousands of years. However , it has been affected predominantly by supply and demand , much as it is today.  Historic Times: there is also evidence that early romans recycled bronze coin into status that could be sold at a higher monetary value than the original  Pre-industrail: As for the history of recycling prior to the industrial revolution recycling and general household re-using was actually a common place practice.  Industrial times: the history of recycling took a turn during the times of industrialization.  WW2: A highlight in the history of recycling was during WW2.  Post WW2: As with the other times, after the WW2 period, the history of recycling was greatly influenced by economic reason.
  4. 4. Why is recycling important  Recycling is the process of separating, collecting and remanufacturing or converting used or waste products into new materials. The recycling process involves a series of steps to produce new products.  Recycling helps extend te life and usefulness of something that has already served its initial purpose by producing something that is useable. Recycling has a lot of benefits and importantance not only to us humans but especially to our planet.
  5. 5. Interesting recycling facts Waters:  A running faucet wastes 2.5 gallons of water each minute  A dishwater uses 11 gallons of water per use  Running your fancet for 5 minutes uses up enough energy to run a 60 watt light bulb for 14 hours Paper:  Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of electricity. This is enough energy to power the average American home for 5 months  Manufacturing recycled paper uses 60 percent of the energy needed to make paper from new materials. Metal:  Recycling steel and tin cans saves 74 percent of the energy used to make them  A steel mill using recycling srcap reduce water pollution, air pollution, and mining waste by about 70 percent. Plastic:  Enough plastic is produced in the united staes each years to shrink wrap texas.  Approximately 86 percent of the energy is saved when plastic is made from plastic rather than from the raw materials of gas and oil.
  6. 6. Recycling center in los Angeles, CA  There over thirty recycling center in los angeles
  7. 7. What can be recycled  Glass- completely recyclable and solves precious energy resources  Newspaper- are commonly recycled into paper board, new newsprint, insulation and animal bedding products.  Other paper products- office paper can be recycled into writing paper, tissue and towel products.  Aluminum – is the most valuable of household recyclables.  Steel cans – are eagerly sought by the steel industry because they are a good source of steel scrap and their tin coating also can be recovered and recycled.  Plastic- industry has developed a coding system to help consumers identify different types of plastic resins used in packing.
  8. 8. What can not be recycled  Light bulbs  Plastic without recycled symbols might not be recyclable  Drink glasses , crockery, Pyrex or other oven – proof glass, ceramics  Carban paper, foll
  9. 9. Last information All this information will help you to know about recycling and their other websites that has more details about recycling. http://lacitysan.org/solid_resources/recycling/ http://www.wikihow.com/Recycle http://www.timetorecycle.com/education/How_To_R ecycle.asp
  10. 10. Bibliography  http://www.wikihow.com/Recycle  http://www.lacitysan.org/solid_resources/recycling /curbside/what_is_recyclable.htm  http://www.lacitysan.org/solid_resources/recycling /curbside/what_is_recyclable.htm  http://www2.epa.gov/recycle/how-do-i-recycle- common-recyclables

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