Plastic recycling

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Plastic recycling

  1. 1. Plastic Recycling    
  2. 2. Why is recyling plastic important? ● ● Important in today’s world if we want to leave this  planet for our future generations It is good for the environment, since we are making  new products from the old products which are of  no use to us ● ● Saves energy ● Reduces Co2 emissions ●   Plastic takes thousands of years to biodegrade Landfills  
  3. 3. We should recycle... To Help Protect The Environment ● ● Recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging),  refining and processing raw materials all of which create air and water  pollution. ● ●   As recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which  helps to tackle climate change.  
  4. 4. To Conserve Resources When we recycle, used materials are converted into new products, reducing the  need to consume natural resources. If used materials are not recycled, new  products are made by extracting fresh, raw material from the Earth, through  mining and forestry. Recycling helps conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats  for the future.     
  5. 5. To Save Energy Using recycled materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably  less energy than that required for producing new products from raw  materials – even when comparing all associated costs including transport  etc. ● ● ●   Plus there are extra energy savings because more energy is required to  extract, refine, transport and process raw materials ready for industry  compared with providing industry­ready materials.  
  6. 6. To Reduce Landfills ●   When we recycle, recyclable materials are reprocessed into new products,  and as a result the amount of rubbish sent to landfill sites reduces.  
  7. 7. The 3 R's REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!    
  8. 8. Where can you recycle plastic? ● ●   At Home – by reusing containers instead of  throwing them away Or go to the recycling bank  
  9. 9. Plastic Recycling campaigns in Ireland ●   Repak ­ In 2003, Repak funded the recovery and  recycling of circa 24,000 tonnes of plastic  packaging, which was in the region of 11% of all  plastic placed on the market.  
  10. 10. Vocabulary ● ● Bottle Containers ● ● Biodegradable Environment ● Pollution Clean ● ● Reduce ● Global warming Planet ● ● Plastic   ● Reuse  

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