Recycling is the process of collecting and reusing materials to make new products. The three main materials that can be recycled are paper, plastic, and metal.
Recycling helps save natural resources like trees, water, and oil. Did you know that recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees?
Plastic bottles can be recycled and turned into new bottles or other plastic products. Aluminum cans can be recycled and made into new cans or even bicycles! Recycling reduces the amount of waste that goes into landfills, helping to keep our planet clean. Glass bottles and jars can also be recycled. They are melted down and made into new glass products.
Recycling saves energy because it takes less energy to make products from recycled materials than from raw materials. Recycling helps reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, which can harm the environment. Recycling can be fun! You can create crafts or art projects using recycled materials.
Remember, recycling is just one part of the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We should try to reduce our waste and reuse items whenever possible.