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Help Our Environment By Recycling!

Our environment today needs all the help we can give it. The accumulation of trash is at an all-time high and all of us need to do our part to preserve our environment. This comes down to the easiest opportunity we have to help the environment – recycling. What is recycling? It is the process of collecting materials that have been discarded and are considered waste, and reprocessing them.

How does recycling help the environment? Recycling saves energy from the efforts and resources it takes to manufacture new products. It reduces pollution. It also preserves the natural environment and resources. Instead of cutting down more trees to produce more paper, old newspaper can be used to produce new paper. Recycling materials rather than throwing them away also helps us save on clean-up and on space that is needed for waste disposal. Recycled products are also great for arts and craft projects!

The following is a list of household items that can be recycled or reused.

• Aluminum cans, clean aluminum foil & pie tins
• Tin and steel cans
• Corrugated cardboard (flattened)
• Glass: bottles, jars and containers*
• Newspaper and inserts
• Paper: bags, catalogs, chipboard (cereal, cracker, shoe boxes, computer paper, construction paper, egg
cartons, envelopes, junk mail, magazines, telephone books, white and colored paper
• Plastic bottles: with #1 or #2 triangle recycle symbols

* labels do not need to be removed

Sources:
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Waste Management