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Recycling.

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What is recycling?

 

It is the processing of many materials found in our waste into new materials or products of the same or different type so that waste is converted many times over into something useful.

Which waste materials and unwanted items can be recycled?

Paper, glass, plastics, aluminium, garden wastes, hazardous wastes, oils, mobile phones, batteries, CDs, computer cartridges and toners, in fact almost any item or component.

 

 

What can be made from recycled materials?

 

Here’s just a selection. Paper can be recycled into newspaper, toilet paper, writing and printer paper, envelopes and packaging. Recycled glass is used to produce new glass bottles and containers, it is added to aggregates to create surface textures, paving stones, road surfacing and tiles and is used in fibreglass manufacture. Recycled plastics are used for producing packaging, carrier bags, refuse sacks, containers, clothing, fencing and furniture.

 

 

Why recycle waste?

 

Recycling can contribute substantially towards minimising the volume of waste produced and reduces disposal costs and problems such as those associated with landfill sites. Recycling waste materials conserves natural resources and saves energy and money. It extends the life of a material and maximises the value extracted from raw materials. Every tonne of paper from recycled pulp saves 15 trees. Every tonne of glass recycled saves 1.18 tonnes of raw materials. Recycling generates jobs and revenue (from selling recycled materials).

 

 

How can we get involved?

 

We can be Part of the Solution with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s Kerbside Recycling Service. We can also be Part of the Solution and take items to new facilities provided at the Council’s Household Waste and Recycling Centres. Please see the following pages for details.

 

 

What else can we do?

 

We can buy more products that have been made from recycled material. Products and packaging often have some kind of recycling symbol on them. The most common is like that shown below, which means that a product is either recyclable or has some recycled content.

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Item of recycling.

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RECYCLING: is the process of taking a product at the end of its useful life and using all or part of it to make another product.
recycling is a simple way that you, as a consumer, can help out the environment, create a profitable market for recycled goods and help preserve natural resources from being depleted. So... let's get involved!

 

There is still a great deal of waste which could be recycled that ends up in landfill sites which is harmful to the environment.

 

There are the 3 R:

REDUCE
The first and most effective component of the waste hierarchy is reducing the waste created. Consumers are encouraged to reduce their waste by purchasing in bulk, buying items with less packaging and switching to reusable instead of single-use items. Businesses can adopt manufacturing methods that require fewer resources and generate less waste. In addition to benefiting the environment, these efforts often offer consumers and businesses the financial incentive of lower expenses in purchases.

REUSE
Despite efforts to reduce the amount of waste generated, consumers and businesses still create substantial waste. This waste can immediately be reused to minimize the strain on the environment and municipal waste management.

RECYCLE
When waste is eventually discarded, segregating items for recycling from other waste is important. Recyclables include glass, newspaper, aluminum, cardboard and a surprising array of other materials.

 

The wood, the plastic, the paper, and the metal are commonly thrown away after a construction project. If they were recycled, though, they could make mulch, fuel, furniture, toilet paper, newspapers, and even roofs. Check out this photo from a waste management company in New Jersey to learn more.

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Final task of recycling.

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Your final task will be to create a poster to teach others how to help save the planet.

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The Three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

 

 

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The homework consist of easy "listening" to complete the missing words of the this song:

 

Three it's a magic ______
Yes it is, it's a magic ______
Because two times three is six
And three times six is eighteen
And the eighteenth letter in the alphabet is R
We've got three R's we're going to talk about today
We've got to learn to
______, ______, ______
______, ______, ______
______, ______, ______
______, ______, ______
If you're going to the market to buy some juice
You've got to bring your own bags
and you learn to reduce your waste
And if your brother or your sister's got some cool clothes
You could try them on before you buy some more of those
Reuse, we've got to learn to reuse
And if the first two R's don't work out
And if you've got to make some trash
Don't throw it out
Recycle, we've got to learn to recycle,
We've got to learn to
______, ______, ______
______, ______, ______
______, ______, ______
______, ______, ______
Because three it's a magic ______
Yes it is, it's a magic ______
3, 3, 3
3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36
33, 30, 27, 24, 21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, and
3, it's a magic ______

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