HOW TO INTRODUCE ‘REUSE AND RECYCLE’ PHILOSOPHY INTO YOUR LIFE part 2
In the second part of the story we are going to talk about recycling. If you missed the 1st part, read it here.
There’re four main categories of what you can recycle. So let’s talk about them.
Plastic is truly one of the most important problems on the Earth. Plastic bottles decompose for 450 years!
We use things made from plastic every day, so it’s really important to recycle those you can.
There are many types of plastic, but the main are:
PET – you can find it in water or oil bottles.
HDPE – plastic bags, dishes, containers are often made from it.
PVC – some bottles for cleaning products are made from it.
You can collect all your plastic items in the rubbish bin or directly deposit it to the recycling center.
Before throwing the plastic bottle away you should wash it.
Did you know that glass decomposes for 1000 years? It’s incredible but true. Maybe it’s better to reuse glass bottles but let’s see how can we recycle them.
We can divide them into three types: green, brown and transparent. It’s better to recycle them separately.
You can put glass bottles into the recycling bins near your house or into the glass-recycling banks in the supermarkets.
We live in the 21st century where books, mail, documents and photos can be online. But paper is still important in our lives.
Before throwing a sheet of paper away (even in a recycling bin) you should think if you can use it again.
For example, print on both sides of paper or give these sheets to your children to draw on them.
You also should think about using paper less. And finally let’s talk about recycling paper.
You can collect paper in your recycle bin at home and then send it to the recycling center.
Cans made from aluminum decompose for nearly 500 years. The metal items are separated into two groups: magnetic ones (steel, iron) and non-magnetic ones (aluminum).
To recycle these items you should wash them and then put the metal item into the necessary bin or drive it into the nearest recycling center.
You can see that recycle can be very easy: just take an item and put it into the right bin.
But benefits the Earth could have if you recycled everything you could are great.
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