|JOG, East Prairie School, grades 6-8
Recycling is a process to create new items from old and used materials. This helps in saving energy and potentially useful materials from being wasted. It is a part of waste disposal hierarchy – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
My piece is about Aluminum cans that can actually be recycled and put back onto the shelf at your local grocery store in just about 2 months. Aluminum cans are probably the most recycled item, at least in the United States. While this is true, you can also recycle other forms of aluminum as well. Recycling an aluminum can help to save a great deal of energy in fact, enough to run your home television for about three hours. Most beverage cans are made up of aluminum, even though there are other products that go into it as well.
This topic is very important to me because Recycling is an important tool that we need to adhere and make our neighborhood clean. It is a known fact that 2000 pounds of recycled paper can actually help to save 17 trees, over 350 gallons of oil, and a lot of landfill space. That also means less air pollution!