What is recycling .
History of recycling .
Process of recycling .
Benefits of recycling .
Just in America, we produced 251 million
tons of trash in 2006
55% gets buried in landfills, 33% gets
recycled, and 12.5% goes to incinerators
the U.S. has one of the highest recycling
rates in the world today.
What is Recycling
Recycling is a process in which waste
materials are treated in a way that they can
be used again
Recyclable materials including many kinds
glass,paper,metal,plastic and electronics
Process of Recycling :
The first step required for recycling is collecting
recyclable materials from communities
Putting the items in recycling collection bins, they
usually have recycling symbol
The second step includes sorting
the material into groups and clean
them and getting them ready to be
sold to manufacturers
Manufacturing is the third step in the recycling
process. Many items you see every day are recycled .
Newspapers, paper towels, office paper, plastic bottles
and aluminum cans
Benefits of Recycling
Resource conservation :
Last year, Americans recycled enough
aluminum cans to conserve the energy
equivalent to more than 15 million barrels of
1 million tons of steel
1.3 million tons of iron ore
718,000 tons of coal
62,000 tons of limestone.
Recycling Saves Energy :
Recycling aluminium saves 95% of the
energy cost of processing new aluminium.
Recycling plastic saves 70% of the energy
used in creating new plastic
paper recycling saves 40% of the energy
required to make a new product.
Recycling Creates Jobs
10,000 tons of waste :
Incinerated, creates 1 job
Landfilled, creates 6 jobs
Recycled, creates 36 jobs