Recycling Starts at Home!

Have you ever wondered how you could make the world a better place? Maybe you are into recycling, or saving water or just picking up a piece of trash in the street when you see it. But most of us can only do a small part to help the environment. Another way to help is to join a group of people who feel the same way. Do you know where the closest trash clean-up is? Well, there are trash clean-ups organized all over California – and guess what…. there is even one in University City, in San Diego.

This trash clean-up is organized by “People for a Clean U.C.” and is held every month on the second Sunday. So guess what I will be doing this Sunday June 14th? I know it’s early but if you want join me, we will meet at the Starbucks on Governor at 7:45 am. Drive and go pick up some trash with my Girl Scout troop!

Maybe you have a question like what should I bring? Well, you don’t need to bring anything because at Starbucks you will receive a map and a person who is organizing the trash clean-up will tell you where to go and what to do. My best tip is to wear comfy clothes and maybe sneakers, just in case we go somewhere that flip-flops wouldn’t take care of your feet.

Hope to see you at the clean up!!!

P.S. All Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are welcome to join in the trash pick-up fun!

        

Keep our earth clean

There are 3,091 active landfills in the U.S and over more than 10,000 old landfills. That’s a lot of landfills! What if we all recycled more? Then the U.S would have less active landfills. Many people recycle to save trees, and keep the earth clean, happy, and healthy.

If you start recycling there would be less landfills. People throw a lot of things in the trash can, instead of recycling them. Why don’t you  go in the recycling bin? Many say things can be recycled such as bottles and boxes. Bottles and boxes take up a lot of space, that space can be saved in the recycling center. If we don’t recycle all that trash goes into the landfill.

How do you know it can be recycled? Should this bottle go in the recycling or the trash? You know it can be recycled because on the bottom of a water bottle there are little recycling symbols on the bottom. in the middle of the bottle or container there is either the #1 or #2, and that means that it usually goes in the recycling can in your house. Instead of throwing away things that should be recycled, makes sure you go in the recycling bin. Usually people don’t look on the bottom of a bottle and just throw the in the trash. That is a landfill waiting for you.

Don’t use plastic bottles. Use a reusable bottle instead.

People reuse water bottles or reusable bottles to save money but this also helps save the environment. When people do this they don’t have to keep buying so many water bottles. There are over 2 million tons of thrown away water bottles in landfills in the U.S. says the Water Bottle Project. I think that we shouldn’t buy any more disposable water bottles. You should buy a reusable bottle so you don’t have to keep throwing away the plastic bottles. This will help save the environment.

You can recycle or reuse paper too. Use the front and the back of the paper. You know the scraps that you get after your done cutting? You can reuse those scraps to make anything you want without throwing it in the trash. This means less trash in the landfill too.

Do you want the world to be filled with trash? Think about it for a second. The world depends on this. You can use a reusable bottle and check the labels to make sure if something can be recycled. It just takes a minute to recycle things. Many people recycle to save trees, and make the earth clean, happy, and healthy. 

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We Need To Recycle!

We have to recycle more for our Earth.

Recycling makes Earth beautiful, and there’s other good ways that recycling helps Earth. Do you know what helps Earth a lot? Here are three reasons.

We can save a lot of money. We won’t have to buy new things to make recyclable resources. When factories make new resources, the air gets polluted. But if we recycle, we won’t have as much polluted air. Recycling’s meaning is similar to the meaning of reusing. We can keep reusing things and save money.

If we don’t recycle, we are wasting recyclable resources! If we keep wasting those resources, there will be no recyclable resources and there will be many trashes on land or landfills because we can’t recycle. But if we recycle, we’re not wasting recyclable resources!

Less recycling means a lot of landfills. If there are so many landfills, the earth will get wasted by all of the trash! But if we don’t  recycle, landfills will get bigger and bigger and there will be more trash on the land. We put big boxes in landfills and landfills get bigger, but if we recycle we will make smaller landfills. If we have so many landfills, there will be no place left for anything!

If we recycle we can save many things. We can save money, resources, and Earth. To shorten that, we will live happier lives if we recycle!