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Recycling

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Taylor Teel

on 10 October 2012

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Transcript of Recycling

RECYCLE T DAY..
SAVE T M RR W.. What is recycling? Dictionary.com says:
re·cy·cle [ree-sahy-kuhl] verb, re·cy·cled, re·cy·cling, noun
1. to treat or process (used or waste materials) to make suitable for reuse.
ex. recycling paper to save trees. Did you know? Forests and trees are being cut down at a rate of 100 acres per minute. All this to produce paper which is normally used and disposed without much thought.
It takes 15 to 20 years to grow a tree, but less than ten minutes to destroy one, and on an average one tree can yield about 700 paper grocery bags, which will be consumed in less than an hour by a supermarket! According to The Public Recycling Officials of Pennsylvania, for every ton of paper that is recycled it saves: -17 trees
-275 pounds of sulfur
-350 pounds of limestone
-9,000 pounds of steam
-60,000 gallons of water
-3 yards of landfill space The average time taken by plastic bottles to decompose in a landfill is close to 700 years. Why should you recycle? Because when you throw something away, it's no longer useful, it ends up in landfill, incinerated, or in some other way contaminating the environment. If you recycle something, it can be recovered and become material for a new product, plus it does not go into the waste stream. "Recycling takes too much effort." No it doesn't. Many people think this and assume that recycling
is just for ‘green fanatics’ this is not true.
Recycling is simply for people that care about our planet. The first step is to start realizing
that there is no such place as 'away’
so when you "throw something away"
it just goes some place else for someone
else to deal with or most likely becomes a
contamination to the environment. the amount and toxicity of trash you throw away Reduce Reuse containers and products Recycle as much as possible and buy
products with recycled content.
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