What is Recycling?
Recycling means taking something that has already been used, and making it fit for use again. Reusing. Recycling might mean reusing a thing that has been used before.
Transforming. Recycling might, on the other hand, mean taking something that has been used and transforming it into something new.
Some examples of recycling: Rinsing out old glass milk bottles and using them again is an example of recycling by reusing. Melting down a used aluminium can and shaping it into a new metal object is an example of recycling by transforming a used object into something new.
There are numerous reasons why we ought to recycle. For example:
- It reduces the amount of waste that goes in to landfill.
- It saves energy.
- It reminds us to be aware of our actions and the impact that they have on the environment.
How to recycle?
So why not start recycling today? You can start by:
- Sorting out plastics, metal cans and carboard from your trash.
- Thinking about what you can reuse and what you need to take to the recycling plant.