The Recycling Principle Presentation for Comenius October2012 Klasse 9aChristoph Probst Gymnasium Gilching
What is RECYCLING?We live in a closed system in space: on our planet earth.Recycling is the principle to organize life by using as few energy as possible.The recycling principle makes it possible to live and recreate in closed circuits.
It´s strange, that it´s not normal for us people to organize our life like this.
This biological circuit: „ eat and be eaten“ shows that one feeds the next one.That´s how a biotop works.
As we are part of nature it should be like that:
But instead of using and handing over, we produce trash, which we destroy.74% of the trash could be recycled today, but that doesn´t happen.
Where we live, we have to sort our trash and bring it to a special place. This is voluntary, not many people do it.In our comunity we have a yellowbag, to collect the packagingwaste.We place that outside the house,so it will be picked up by thecomunity.
The big amount of unsorted waste from our houses gets burnt to produceelectricity.Glass, paper and tins are collected and get recycled.The recycling of aluminium is very complicated and expensive.Until today, plastic packaging can´t get recycled properly.One problem is the loss of energy by recycling, the other is the low quality ofthese products, some are even poisonous.
The recycling isn´t done in our region.But we have a center for recycling in a smallvillage nearby:The composter in HadorfWhat happens there and how the recyclingworks, we have documented and we will showyou with our film:
Biological waste as the waste produced in our garden is recyclednaturally.Factories producing biological goods work similarly.The presentation of one of the experts for recycling in our area hasinformed us about the closed circuit of our clothes.
The old clothes are sorted into different categories and some sold in second-handshops.Others are sold to economically less developped countries outside Europe.The rest is used to produce cleaning cloth and insulating material, e.g. for the carindustry.
For 30 years we have got the so called „dual system“. That means that the producer isresponsible for the waste, it has to recycle and pay for it.In every county there are collecting points. You can bring the packaging there, then it willbe recycled.
By law the industry is forced to pay forthe waste of their packaging. A greatnumber of firms are working with thegreen point. In the dual-system theyorganize the collecting of theirpackaging. you can recognize by thesymbol. Unfortunately the recycling of these articles doesn´t work! The commerce of trash also leads to crime.Bottles are brought back tothe producer.
We have got many privateinitiatives for recycling:There are:fleamarketssecond-hand shopsexchange centresto buy, sell and exchangegoods for a good priceavoiding rubbish.
In the arts´lessons we have thought about recycling without wasting energy. So we invented a new people:a people of rubbish and their culture: the „Müllies“
With humor and fantasy three classes have worked on the project.We have produced things on our own like people in the Stone Age.And class 7e invented a fashion collection of rubbish.
Class 5e has produced figures and masks out of packaging.