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Today we are going to learn why recycling is so important
what's this little symbol on my cereal box?
That's a recycling symbol
Do you know what is means?
That.. you have to recycle?
But the 3 arrows stands for 3 words...
The 3 R's :Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, reuse, recycle?
Why is recycling so important?
Why can't I just throw it away?
Why can't I just throw it away?
THROW IT AWAY?!?!?!?!
Do you know how much damage that could do to our planet?
But, it's only one little cereal box...
Yes! But do you know how many people are in the world?
Well... last year there were 7.4 Billion people
imagine if everyone threw away all their rubbish
the planet would be AWFUL!
Every year 12.5 million tonnes of paper and car parts are used just in the UK
and it takes 24 trees to make just one tonne of newspaper
try multiplying all those numbers James
well by my calculations
that would that there would be
enough people to fill approximately
103,448 double decker buses
You just calculated that in your head?!
Just reducing... reusing... and recycling some rampart
I thought that you should know that some plastics
can take over 5 hundred (500) years to decompooosse
What does decompose mean?
it means to break down or rot
So, you mean
a piece of plastic can be around for
and even worse than that,
plastic and rubbish from in the oceans around the world
kill more than 1 million marine mammals
fish and sea creatures every year!
poor little creatures!
Yea! and another amazing fact
Did you know the Styrofoam cups that you drink out of, and then throw away?
Yes, like at parties?
Well if you line the polystyrene foam cups made in just 1 day
They would circle the Earth!!!
That many? EVERYDAY?!?
Why don't people use reuuuusssable cups?
Now you're getting the idea!
Reduce, reuse , recycle!
Recycling just one tonne of papers
saves 17 trees
6,000 gallons of water
and produces less air pollution
But how can paper cause air pollution?
If rubbish, including paper is not recycled, it may go to a landfill site.
What's a landfill site?
A landfill site is a place where rubbish is dumped
and then burried
Oh yes... so how does a pile of buried rubbish
cause air pollution?
Well...land fill rubbish rots
and as it rots,
it can produce a dangerous greenhouse gas
this can increase global warming!
This is all so interesting!
I never realized
how important it is to recycle
Yes, it is so important
if we want to help the planet and our enviiiroonment
Recycling just one glass bottle
can save 20% air pollution
and 50% less water
than making the bottle from scratch
What? You can recycle glass toooo?
Recyclable materials include
glass, paper, metal, plastic, fabrics, and electronics
Food and garden waste
can be recycled too
as it is bio-de -gradable
I can't believe
that I was just going to throw my rubbish away
Recycling is so important
for us, the planet, animals
and the environment !!!
I'll never see rubbish in the same way again
Rubbish can really be amazing
as long as we all remember to
Reduce, reuse, recycle
I'm off to do some recycling of my own!
Good Job James!
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