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Recycling. By: Lauren, Tatum. Our Big Question. How Has recycling businesses affected today and changed how people lived???????. What has happened since people have made recycling businesses?. Natural Habit Custom of setting aside cans Start now so it won’t be a problem in the future.

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By: Lauren, Tatum

our big question
Our Big Question

How Has recycling businesses affected today and changed how people lived???????

what has happened since people have made recycling businesses
What has happened since people have made recycling businesses?
  • Natural Habit
  • Custom of setting aside cans
  • Start now so it won’t be a problem in the future
  • Pollution
  • More people picking up
  • Saving money
  • How it changes how people live
  • People use the plastic over and over again and again
what is the positive part of having recycling businesses
What is the positive part of having recycling businesses?
  • Cost less to run then waste collection
  • If more people recycle it cost less to recycle
  • Recycling creates 1.1 million jobs
  • Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees
  • The energy that we save when we recycle 1 light bulb is enough to light a light bulb for 4 ours
what is recycled and reused
What is recycled and reused?




Water bottles


Plastics( only certain plastics can be recycled)

Milk cartoons

Juice Boxes

Soap boxes

  • Clothes
  • Toys
  • Water bottles
  • Paper
  • Money
  • Books
is recycling businesses good or bad overall
Is recycling businesses good or bad overall?



If you recycle plastic that cannot be recycled it messes up the system of recycling.

When you recycle paper the ink in the paper is just like a chemical to animals and can harm them.

If the location where the recycling Is done is not managed it can become very unclean. Then it can affect the whole community.

  • Recycling reduces pollution
  • Recycling reduces pollution
  • Recycling now will save everyone money in the future
how is canada recycling different from u s recycling
How is Canada Recycling different from U.S. Recycling?


  • Blue Boxes
  • Collection
  • This program inspired many people to recycle


  • Lay out your bins
  • Recycle Same items
  • Rummage Sales, Garage Sales
recyclable items in canada
Recyclable items In Canada
  • Newspaper
  • Office Paper
  • Letter Mail
  • Envelopes
  • Glass Jars and Bottles
  • Metal Cans
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Telephone books
  • Plastics( Different types in every community)
  • Toys and Clothing for re-sale and re-use
  • Motor Oil
  • Tires for re-use
  • Pop Cans
  • Ink Cartage
  • Cell Phone Batteries
  • 38.9% statewide recycling rate in 2009 why: There was less trash to start with and there was more rural recycling programs in cities are neighborhoods. More private companies are doing the work like going outside and cleaning up, there has also been a changes to the state law about recycling and reusing things.
  • 36.5% regional recycling rate in 2009
  • 69% has changed because of companies caring about recycling and reusing and reducing the amount of technology that is being wasted from 2008 to 2009 the business that is doing this is Recycling and Disposal solutions
  • Recycling 1 plastic bottle saves anywhere from 100-1000 years in the landfill.
  • 60% of the stuff that we throw away could be recycled.
  • Some people took a survey and 9 out of 10 people said that they would recycle more if it was easier.
  • When you have batteries, paint, or something that is hazardous you want to dispose of it very safely because it can cause bad affects on things around the world. A lot of the hazardous things that people are suppose to dispose of it right is under the category of house hold materials because when you paint, listen to CD’s, use batteries, and more, when you are done you have to keep it and dispose of it right so it doesn’t harm anyone else or anything.
how to get started
How to Get Started

Most people forget the first step of recycling and just recycle any plastic, be sure to check what plastic you can recycle in your community/city.

  • Find out what plastics you can recycle in your community/city
  • Once you have found out grab a recycle bin or bag to use for all you recyclable items.
  • Then once you consume the item in the recyclable container you can put the container in your recycle bin or bag.
  • Then when you put your trash out on the curb you can also bring your recycle bin or bag out
can you recycle electronics
Can you Recycle Electronics?

The answer is yes. Not all electronics can be recycled but about 90% of them can be. Apple has actually started a program for recycling electronics. This program is for U.S. and Canada. Most people mainly recycle computers, monitors and just iPods. The cost of recycling electronics to Apple is $0.

making a difference
Making a Difference
  • When shopping, look for items with the least amount of packaging
  • Try to buy as much unpackaged bulk goods and products in a refillable containers as possible
  • Try to buy the family sizes or the economy sizes and not single use sizes as much as you can
  • Bring the reusable shopping bags
  • Bring your own plates and silver where to work
  • Tell others about packaging and tell others about reduced, reused or recycle
  • Pick up trash around the community
  • Remind others to recycle, reuse and reduce
china s hp recycling program
China’s Hp Recycling Program

China has an electronics recycling program. This program was created by HP. This program is only for HP products. This means any electronics that you would like to recycle have to be a HP product. This program is in 31 major cities in china. This program has been running for 20 years.

Items Hp Accepts

  • Hp Printers
  • Scanner
  • Fax Machines
  • Desktop Computer
  • Monitor
  • Handheld Device
  • Camera
  • Keyboards
  • Cables
recycling in france
Recycling in France

In France recycling is actually very easy. There are many containers set out in popular sites and each bin says what item may be dropped in the container. Here is an interesting fact, most countries recycle albumin cans but France doesn’t recycle them. In France getting rid of dangerous chemicals or toxic products safely is very important. They understand that paint, batteries and other harmful materials is not for the trash or recycle bin.

recycling in mexico
Recycling in Mexico

In Mexico they are creating many recycling centers. Different areas sort recyclable things differently. Some areas in Mexico sort recyclable items by organic and not- organic. Some areas sort by paper, plastics, glass, metal and trash. In Mexico a lot of the things that most people would just threw away or recycle are made into bracelets or artwork.

recycling in wisconsin
Recycling in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin lots of business and public schools recycle. Most of these business and schools recycle cans/bottles and papers. Wisconsin also has a recycling electronics program. The program is called E-cycle. There is actually a state law that you have to dispose any electronics with hazardous materials.

what s cool about recycling
What’s Cool About Recycling

People think that Recycling is just about helping the environment but it’s more than just helping the environment you can also make things out of recycled materials. People usually use magazines to create different items. Some people even use candy wrappers to make different things.

What you can make out of Recycled Materials

  • Bracelets
  • Necklaces
  • Pencils
  • Silverware
  • Trash Cans
  • Sculptures
the beverage container
The Beverage Container

The beverage container counts how many bottles and cans have been dropped on the ground so far this year just in the U.S.

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