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Recycling presentation


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Recycling presentation

  1. 1. Recycling
  2. 2. What is recycling? Why is it important to all of us?
  3. 3. Definition — To recycle: to treat or process used materials or waste so we can use these materials again — This stops us from wasting useful materials
  4. 4. Recycling is important because… —  It reduces the number of fresh raw materials we use —  It reduces the amount of energy we use —  It reduces air pollution —  It reduces water pollution —  It lowers the amount of greenhouse gases
  5. 5. Did you know…. During your lifetime, you will produce so much trash that it will weigh 600 times as much as you. This would fill many trucks.
  6. 6. Examples of Recycling u Reusing plastic bags when you go to the supermarket u Recycling paper so it can be processed and used again u Melting food cans made from steel and making them into new food cans u Instead of throwing away uneaten food, you can compost it
  7. 7. Compost —  Compost is an earthlike material. It forms when organic materials biodegrade (are broken down by worms and bacteria). —  Compost is great to use in your garden: it returns nutrients to the soil and helps your plants to grow.
  8. 8. What do you think we can recycle?
  9. 9. We Can Recycle… — COMPOST — METALS — GLASS — PLASTICS — PAPER
  10. 10. What Can We NOT Recycle?
  11. 11. You can help by learning about and practicing the “three R’s” of waste management
  12. 12. Reduce —  Reduce/Reduction: to make something smaller or use less. The result is a smaller amount of waste. HOW —  Only buy what you need, and use everything that you buy —  Buy products that don’t have much plastic packaging and buy things like recycled paper —  Use reusable bags at supermarkets
  13. 13. Reuse You can "reuse" materials in their original form instead of throwing them away. You can also give materials to others who could use them after you. HOW •  Use washable cups or travel mugs •  When you use things like plastic cups, plates, and plastic food storage bags, don't throw them away! Wash and reuse them.
  14. 14. Recycle Remember the things you use every day that you can recycle!! —  Aluminum cans —  Cardboard —  Electronics —  Glass —  Metal —  Newspaper —  Paper —  Plastic Bottles —  Steel cans
  15. 15. How Are Materials Recycled? —  Materials are either brought to a center that collects recycled materials OR they are picked up from recycling bins that are on the streets —  The materials are then sorted, cleaned and reprocessed into new materials
  16. 16. Vocabulary —  RECYLATE – a raw material that is sent to and processed so it can be used to form new products —  LANDFILL – where trash is buried between layers of earth —  COMPOST – decayed organic material that is used to help plants grow —  WASTE MANAGEMENT – the process of dealing with waste of humans and animals —  RE-MANUFACTURING – rebuilding, repairing and restoring materials so they can be used again —  COLLECTION CENTER – a place where recyclable waste is collected and sorted for processing —  BIODEGRADABLE WASTE – waste such as food or garden waste —  GREENHOUSE EFFECT – the warming of Earth’s surface and the air above it. It is caused by gases in the air that trap energy from the sun. —  GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS – Any of the gases that take part of the greenhouse effect: examples are carbon dioxide, methane and water vapor
  17. 17. Recycling Video — v=w1l8HXa3HLk
  18. 18. Discussion Questions 1. Why is recycling important to learn about? 2. How do you take part in the three R’s of waste management? 3. Why is the greenhouse effect a bad thing? 4. What did you learn today about recycling that you did not know before? 5. What can we do to make recycling even easier?