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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The City of Virginia Beach Schools Recycling Presentation
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VB Waste Management

on 9 June 2014

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Transcript of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
Making the World a Cleaner Place
RE
DUCE
RE
USE
RE
CYCLE

What is Recycling?
Reduce
Drink tap water instead of bottled water.

Use double-sided printing or consider
not printing at all when appropriate.

Repair. Don’t throw out.

Eat home-cooked meals.
Donate clothing to charity or trade with friends.
Questions
DO
YOU
RECYCLE?
Reuse
Recycle
Did You Know?
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours OR the equivalent of a half gallon of gasoline.

Recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours or a compact fluorescent bulb for 20 hours.

Recycling one plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 6 hours.

If Americans recycled one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save 25 million trees a year.
What Can I Recycle?
Cardboard
Glass
Metal
Plastic
Paper
Plastic Bags
Greasy Boxes
Tires
Hoses
Waxy Cardboard
Styrofoam
Plastic Tubs
What
Can't
I Recycle?
Recycling Guidelines
So You've Recycled.
NOW WHAT?
How Do You Reuse??
How Do You Reduce??
Instead of “paper or plastic”- use reusable fabric bags.
Pack lunches in reusable containers.
Use a reusable container for water instead of purchasing bottled water all the time.
Use old butter or food containers to hold leftovers.
Cardboard Recycling
Which One is Correct?
Please Breakdown Boxes Before Putting Them in the Bin
What Happens When You Recycle?
Metal
Plastic
Paper
Glass
Cardboard
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