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Recycling. With Sharlene, Noah and Moses. Learning to recycle. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • With Sharlene, Noah and Moses

  • Humans need to recycle and refill. Recycling- Remanufacturing of waste materials helps to make new products. Some examples of popular items that are recyclable: Auto batteries (99%); steel cans (62.9%); Yard trimmings(62%); paper (51.6%); Aluminum beverage cans (45.1%); Tires (34.9%); plastic beverage bottles(30.9%); Glass containers (25.3%)

  • Renewable and non-renewable .Renewable resources can be replaced or reproduced by the natural process. Ex: Solar Energy, Fresh Water, Biomass.Non-Renewable resources are found in a fixed or limited amount and cannot be remade or regrown. Ex: Gasoline, Coal, Oil, Natural gas, Diesel, Nuclear Power.

  • Humans should Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Everyday people create a lot of waste we need to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Things we can do: discover your carbon foot print, plant a tree, walk more and drive less, save water and energy. Hazardous waste can be harmful to human health or to the environment. The United States produced about 38 million tons of hazardous waste in 2005.

  • We can plant the trees, grow more crops, use smarter light bulbs. Did you know one ton of paper is equal to 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, and 390 gallons of oil? We should buy fuel efficient cars. Buy recycled products as well.

  • Its a method of collecting recyclable materials from households at the curb. For example the blue containers that are used to put newspapers in. We can also help by donating our old clothes etc to charities instead of wasting them. In 2001 recycling along with composting prevented 68 million tons of material from going into and fills and incinerators.

  • Did you know aluminum cans are the most recycled consumer products in the United States. Recycling aluminum cans saves precious natural resources. Aluminum cans can be recycled and back in the stores shelves in 60 days!

  • Almost one-third of all solid waste made up of paper and paper board products. If all newspaper in the U.S. were not printed over 4,000 trees would be saved.

  • Over 23% of 50 billion used plastic bottles were recycled in 2006. Around 31% of all used plastic bottles are recycled. Recycling Plastic has many advantages. Around a ton of recycling industry recycled plastic save 5,774 kilowatt- hours of energy and 16.3 ballets of oil.

  • Recycling batteries is good. Its good for the environment. It helps in condensation.Recycling building implements are good to recycle because we can use wood and bricks for other buildings. We need to recycle asphalt, bricks, glass, plastics etc.

  • Asbestos is a natural material made a microscopic bundles of fiber. Friable and non- Friable materials are materials containing asbestos. We need to recycle them because they are dangerous. Materials that have asbestos are considered the most dangerous increased or crumbled form. Clinical Waste is solid waste generated by hospitals clinics, blood banks, a veterinary hospitals. Its estimated that hospitals generate more than 6,600 tons of waste per day or more than 2 millions tons of waste each year.

  • Computers are electronic devices used for processing and storing information. Recycling computers are good because they contain 30 toxic elements and compounds such as led, beryllium, phosphorous, and mercury etc we need to recycle that because we dont want that waste to be wasted, we want it recycled.Recycle cell phones because they have radio waves. Cell phones contain 40%, metal 40%, plastic 20% ceramic AND WE NEED TO SAVE THOSE!

  • Every year 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste are generated worldwide. E-waste contains various hazardous chemicals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury so we need to recycle that to make the world better.

  • In the U.S. everyday an average person uses about 4 pounds of wood each day. Wood accounts for about 5% of the average households waste. Around 32% of the total wood in the solid waste stream is recycled. We need to increase that!

  • In the United States about 13.2 million tons of glass waste is generated each year. Around 22% of all glass containers are recycled. Did you know Switzerland recycles 91% of all manufactured glass. It is currently the worlds leading glass recycling nation. We need to beat Switzerland.

  • Recycling metal saves a lot more energy than producing metals from ore. Lead is the most recycled made into reusable metal. THOUGH Aluminum saves the most energy!

  • Recycling paint and oil helps in the of valuable energy resources. Ten gallons of recycled latex paint saves 1,060 kilowatt-hours of energy. Two gallons of used motor oil can generate enough electricity to run an average household for 24 hours!

  • In the United States each year 3.9 billion pounds of used clothing is generated waste. Recycling textiles helps the environment by reducing pollution and saving landfill space. Did you know between 1990 and 2003, the United States exported nearly seven billion pounds of used clothing and worn textile products around the world. An average American throws away about 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per year.

  • About 4 million tons of junk mail is generated each year in the United States. Only 22% of it is recycled. In 2005, more than $65 billion was spent on the production and distribution of 45.1 billion pieces of junk mail in the U.S.

  • The Average American uses 80 to 100 gallons of water every day, less than half of which is used to drink and cook. About 1.7 billion of waste water is reused or recycled everyday in the United States.

  • Curbside Recycling helps reduce the amount of trash generated by almost 35%. In the U.S., it reduced trash by 68 million tons in 2001, saving billions of gallons of gasoline and other natural resources. Curbside recycling saves money and creates jobs. Recycling 10,000 tons of waste creates 36 jobs.

  • Recycling cars save more and natural resources and reduces energy consumption. It also reduces the emission of greenhouse gasses released during the manufactured of steel. Cars contain about 65% of steel and iron, by weight. The steel used in cars is made from about 25% recycled steel. Each ton of recycled steel saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone.

  • Recycling tires and rubber saves the environment and human health. It is also saves nonrenewable resources such as oil and steel. Improperly disposed of tires and rubber increases energy consumption and pollution. Tire dumps create breeding areas for mosquitoes and cause mosquito-born diseases, though affecting human health.

  • The primary objective of eco-lables is to conserve and protect our environment. Eco-Lables has increased consumer awareness of environmental issues. It has also helped people identify products that are harmful to the environment.

  • Cookware, mirrors, gift wrap, tissue paper, and oil cans are rarely recycled. We cant recycle those because they contain raw materials. THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1. List the Three Rs? 2. Write 2 items we can recycle? 3. What is this project about?4. True or False??? Curbside Recycling saves and creates jobs. T or F?!?5.___________ is a example of a renewable resource. A) GasolineB) PaperC) Fresh Water6.___________ is an example of a nonrenewable resource.A) PaperB)Fresh WaterC)Gasoline7.What is the most recycled consumer product in the U.S.?

  • 8. T or F Recycling batteries is NOT good for the environment.9. What items can be recycled?A) Junk MailB) CarsC) ComputersD) all of the above10. Why do you feel recycling is important?

  • You must finish or you will be tardy for your class so you must finish it. And hand it in!