Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Michelle Cox firstname.lastname@example.org. All about taking care of Earth. Help save our natural resources!
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A landfill is place where our garbage is taken and buried between layers of dirt.
The solid waste is compacted in layers. Each layer is covered with a layer of dirt.
Buy items in bulk rather than multiple, smaller packages to decrease the amount of packaging waste created
Maintain and repair durable items
Reuse bags, containers, and other similar items
Borrow, rent, or share items that are used infrequently
Donate items instead of throwing them out
Leave grass clippings on the lawn or use them for backyard composting
Rake fallen leaves for composting rather than bagging them and throwing them awayReduce Waste
Composting is when you combine all organic matter to decay. When this mixture decays, it has nutrients that can be used to fertilize.
Recycling is to reuse or reprocess materials.
Most materials can either be recycled, reused, or composted. Contact your city recycle center to find out what your community recycles.
Check the hours for your local recycle center, or use the curbside system most cities have set-up. Make sure to separate your recyclables into separate recycle bins! Also, look for blue bins at local businesses, parks, etc. for paper and aluminum can recycling.
Empty all fluids and remove all lids from bottles and cans when recycling and do not contaminate recycling containers with trash.
Participate and encourage your classmates to recycle in the containers provided in your school.
Make an effort to find recycling opportunities.
Use recyclable products and encourage others to do the same.Recycling in Action
Most of the information and resources for this presentation was acquired from the United States Environmental Protection Agency at: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/kids/quest/index.htm