Friday, May 1, 2020

Reuse, Recycles, Reduce

You can reuse materials in their original form instead of throwing them away, or pass those materials on to others who could use them too remember, “one man's trash is another man's treasure”. Here are some examples of reuse. Take along washable cups or travel mugs instead of disposables; a lot of restaurants and stores will be glad to fill or refill your own mug.When you do use disposables like plastic cups, plates, utensils, and plastic food storage bags, don't throw them away! Washing and reuse them most of them will last for a long time with many uses. They may not cost much to replace, but it doesn't make any more sense to throw away those things than it does to throw away your bicycle after one use. 

Recycles don’t just toss everything in the trash. Lots of things like cans, bottles, paper, and cardboard can be remade into either the same kind of thing or new products. Making new items from recycled ones also takes less energy and fewer resources than making products from brand new materials Just about anything in your home that cannot be reused can be recycled into something else. You'd be amazed what can be done with a recycled product! A recycled soda bottle can be made into T-shirts, combs, or hundreds of other plastic goods that can be used for many years. Even your brand new computer case might be made from ordinary recycled plastics. And paper products can take on different forms as well; an old phone book or coloring book might become one of your school books or a notebook. 

First and foremost, buy and use less! If all the other people on the Earth used as much stuff as we do in the United States, there would need to be three to five times more space just to hold and sustain everybody. So buy only what you need and use all of what you buy. Or make sure that when you are through with something, you pass it along to other people who can continue to put it to good use. This is especially important when it comes to things that can be dangerous to our environment, such as paint and chemicals.Start making wise package selections. Why is it important to consider how something is packaged when you consider what to buy? You can reduce waste by selecting products that are not wasteful in their packaging. Flashy and fun packaging costs more, usually adds little or no value to the product, and worst of all can do considerable harm to our environment by creating more waste or waste disposal difficulties.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Anusshika,

    Well done for sharing the 3 definitions around Reduce, Reuse and Recycle you have clearly explained what they mean. I love that saying 'One mans trash is another mans treasure' and this is so true. What does you family do to help with these 3 R's?

    Thanks for sharing.


    Mrs B.


Thank-you for your positive, thoughtful, helpful comment.