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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. By: Jess Groff, Lisa Klenk, and Christa Cox. What is reducing? Lessening the amount of resources that are consumed. We should only use as much as we need to get by . Reducing at home: Turn off the lights when you leave a room

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reduce reuse recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

By: Jess Groff, Lisa Klenk, and Christa Cox

reduce
What is reducing?

Lessening the amount of resources that are consumed. We should only use as much as we need to get by.

Reducing at home:

Turn off the lights when you leave a room

Turn off the water while you brush your teeth

Take a bath instead of a shower

Use both sides of a sheet of paper

Use cloth grocery bags instead of the plastic or paper ones

REDUCE
reuse
What is reusing?

Finding ways to use materials again so that they don’t go to waste.

Reusing in The Three Little Pigs:

What could the little pig use the straw for, besides building a house?

What could the little pig use the sticks for, besides building a house?

REUSE
recycle
Recycle
  • Definition:
    • Recycling means that a certain material can be reused either in the same way or a different way than it was originally used
what can we recycle
What Can we recycle?
  • Glass Jars and Bottles
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Plastic Bottles (has to have 1 or 2 symbol)
    • Milk
    • Juice
    • Detergent bottles
  • Newspapers and any paper
  • Cardboard
why recycle
Why Recycle!?
  • To slow down to rate at which we use landfills
  • It saves energy because we don’t have to start from raw materials when we recycle
  • Some Facts:
    • The average American produces 100 garbage cans full of garbage every year
    • Every three months we throw away enough aluminum to rebuild every plane in every airline in America
    • Each year we throw away the equivalent of 30 million trees in newspapers
  • Bottom line is: It helps our environment

(http://www.houstonbeautiful.org/recycle.htm)

recycling in ohio
Recycling in Ohio
  • Each state forms their own laws and they are enforced within the communities
  • Ohio EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
    • The agency that enforces Ohio’s laws
    • Their goal is “to protect the environment and public health by ensuring compliance with environmental laws”

(http://www.epa.state.oh.us/pic/facts/get2know.pdf)

evaluation questions
Evaluation Questions

In your group answer these three questions:

  • What are ways we can reduce amount of waste in our house?
  • How can we reuse the items we worked with today?
  • Why is recycling important and how can you do it at home?