What is Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
We know that ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ that term lead us to the way of savings. Throughout this we can save our energy sources, money and environment. But remember for this purpose we should reduce the use of energy sources example electricity, water and another energy sources. When we reuse things like bottles, bags, papers, we can save money. Recycling now became slogan in the present world. Recycling is the best way of savings let’s learn what are these:
What is reduce
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller example when you to sell off half of your doll collection your actions are an example of reduce.Reduce is to limit the amount of waste you create in the first place this includes buying products with less packaging.
How do we reduce
a) Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkin.
b) Use dish cloth instead of paper towel.
c) Buy durable goods once that are well built or that carry good warranties. They will last longer save money in the long run and save landfill space.
d) Avoid disposable goods such as paper plates cups, napkins and lighters. Throwaway contribute to the problem and cost more because they must be replaced again and again.
e) Avoid over packaged goods especially one packed with several material such as foil, paper and plastic. These are difficult to recycle and you pay more for the packaging.
f) Avoid to waste water which is life on the earth and less use of electricity.
What is reuse
Reuse means to use something again that you normally throw away example glass jar for food, plastic bags for bin liners.
Reuse make it economic and environmental sense to reuse product
a) Reuse grocery bags or bring your own cloth bags to store. Do not take a bag from the store unless you need one.
b) Reuse plastic bags, bottles and boxes for Carry things.
c) Reuse old clothes to make cushion cover, footmates and carpets etc.
d) Reuse waste materials, plastic materials to make craft work.
e) Reuse old furniture, appliances and toys by repairing them.
f) sell old clothes, appliances, toys, furniture in garage sales or donate them to charity.
What is recycling
recycling is taking trash that we no longer need and turning it into new products. There are many things that can be recycled. Plastic, glass, metal, paper and electronics are material that can be recycled. Many things are made from these materials soda can, plastic, milk cartons, newspapers, old computers and cardboard boxes can be recycled. These products can be easily recycled.
Why should we recycle
There are many reasons we should recycle. When things are recycled this process produce less trash. It means there is less dumps and landfills. When we recycled we use things over and over again. This protects Earth’s natural resources. Recycling causes less pollution than creating new items. This helps to keep environment clean and green.
The recycling loop
The recycling loop is a symbol for recycling. These three arrows form a loop. Each Arrow represents a different steps in recycling. One arrow represents collecting things to recycle. The next loop is for processing the old materials and making new things. The third Arrow is for buying items which are made from recycled materials. Each step is very important
The recycling facts by EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
* If everyone recycled just 10% of their newsprint, we would save 25 million trees a year.
* Recycling one aluminium can save energy to run a TV set for 3 hours or a light bulb for 20 hours.
* Aluminium can be recycled from cans, bicycle, computers, cookware, cars, wires, planes and other sources.
* Recycled aluminium uses only 5% of the energy that is needed to make a new aluminium.
* Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees 7000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yard of landfill space two barrels of oil, and 4100 kilowatt-hours of electricity.
* Recycling paper instead of making it from new material generates 74% less air pollution and uses 50% less water.
* Producing recycled paper requires about 60% of the energy used to make paper from virgin wood pulp.