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Recycling maja eng


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Recycling maja eng

  2. 2.  Everybody already knows that recycling is reusing raw materials from waste materials.  Recycling has got 3 basic principles (RRR): -reduce -reuse -recycle
  3. 3.  Most common waste materials for recycling are paper, metal, plastic, glass, electrical and electronic waste and compost.
  4. 4. GLASS RECYCLING  First, we have to say that glass comes from natural resources so we have to take care of its stocks.  When we produce glass we spend a lot of energy and we release a lot of emissions (harmful gas). So for example, if we recycle one glass bottle we can save enough energy for one light bulb of 100W to produce light for 4 hours.
  5. 5.  And we also need to know that recycling is not the best solution for glass, we could spend so much less energy and natrual resources if we use returnable packaging.
  6. 6. PAPER RECYCLING  Paper also comes from natrual resources wood.  If we want paper we have to cut a lot of trees and now we are talking about cutting millions and millions of trees and as it's a natural resource we need to take care of its
  7. 7.  An example of unconcern is China. In the past China was 95% covered with forest and trees, but today, only 5% of its territory is covered with forest. In our trash there is 30% of paper and if we recycle 1 tone of paper we save a lot of electricity and water. We pollute air 74% less and we save 17 trees.
  8. 8. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING  Electrical and electronic waste belongs to toxic waste. This kind of waste contains mercury, lead and other toxic substances.
  9. 9.  If we throw it or dispose of it inapropriately it pollutes and destroys our enviroment, it causes all kinds of diseases and it takes our lives to death. It's advised to buy quality products, repair old ones or properly dispose of broken ones.
  10. 10. Time required for natrual resolution of some waste:  Food, flowers and other organic products- 1-2 weeks Paper- 10 to 30 days Cotton clothes- 2 to 5 months Wool products- 1 year Wood- 10 to 15 years Can- 100 to 500 years Plastic bag- 400 to million years Glass bottle- NEVER