Protect Our Planet
You have probably heard of the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle – but actually putting them into practice can be a challenge, especially if you’re not sure how to start. Recycling is a great first step, since so many schools and communities provide recycling bins for common items like paper, aluminum cans and plastic bottles. For other items, you may need to collect and drop them off at a recycling center or have them picked up by a curbside recycling service. For information on how to recycle different materials and to find recycling options near you, visit earth911.com/recycling.
The other two R’s focus on creating less waste. Although many items can be recycled, it’s even better to reduce how many of these products you use. For example, buying bottled water can be convenient, but it also creates a lot of waste. Carrying a reusable water bottle with you is a simple way to reduce and reuse, and it can even save you and your parents money. For more ideas on how to use the 3 R’s, go to epa.gov/recycle.
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