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Why it is important to recycle

Updated on January 24, 2012

This has been on my mind lately, recycling and why more of us should be doing it. For a long time, we have been used to just throwing everything away even though we know that they can be recycled. In the city where I live in we have a recycling program which has really helped our city out. They gave everyone a recycling bin to fill up and on trash day the recycling truck comes around to pick up the trash and that has really made a difference for the most part. But there are people who still don't recycle around our city and that saddens me a bit.
There are so many ways to recycle. One way is to separate what can be recycled into a pile and what needs to be thrown away. Now depending on what kind of facility your city may have they may not be able to recycle everything, for example we don't have a facility in our city to recycle glass. We get so many papers and what do most people do with them, throw them awa, why not just recycle them, if it has your address on it, just cut out the part with your address and name and recycle the rest. We seem to kill more trees more and more even though they do plant more trees as they cut them down.
Another great way to recycle is to reuse what you may have. For example, make a craft with what you may have around your place that you will not use. Children love to do crafts, so use what you have around your house or even classroom if you are a teacher. I know for story time when we do crafts, we use things that are able to be reusable.
A good friend of ours used recycled products to remodel their yard and driveway to make it look nice and that is another way to recycle. There is too much trash already collecting around the world as we know it. Why not save the earth a bit and recycle?


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    • Dancilla profile image

      Priscilla 5 years ago from El Paso

      It was my pleasure just writing about recycling, I think it is good way to save our earth little by little.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      We all need to make an effort to recycle and reuse. We are going to have a yard sale soon,a good way to recycle too. Thanks for reminding us of the importance of recycling.

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      Sandi 6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      I totally agree, Dancilla! I'm not sure why people don't bother to recycle. It's easy to do and helps the earth. Good hub! Thanks for sharing:)