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Recycling: Do Your Part! 1 Together With
What kinds of things do you recycle? What kinds of things dont you recycle? How often do you throw away recyclable objects? Why? Whose responsibility is it to make sure materials get recycled? What can you do to increase recycling rates in your family, school, community or country? 2 Whats Your Responsibility?
Who is hurt the most when we dont recycle? How is your life and the lives of others affected by the decision to NOT recycle? 3 Who Benefits Most From Recycling?
Recycling aluminum takes about 95% less energy than making new aluminum. How long do you think you could power a 100-watt light bulb if you recycle one aluminum can? a.8 Minutes b.25 Seconds c.20 Hours d.3 Days 4 Energy Use 1
If you recycle one aluminum can per day for your whole life, how long do you think you could power a home with the energy savings? a.6 Months b.3-4 Years c.20 Years d Years 5 Your Effect
Americans throw away around 2.5 million plastic bottles an hour. Aside from causing a huge amount of pollution, this is also a huge waste of energy. How long do you think you could run a 60-watt light bulb with the energy saved from recycling a single bottle? a.30 Minutes b.3 Hours c.10 Days d.15 Seconds 6 Energy Use 2
While the raw material that goes into making glass – sand – is cheap, making new glass still requires significant energy. How long do you think you could run a 100-watt light bulb using the energy saved from recycling a single glass bottle? a.3 Seconds b.25 Minutes c.4 Hours d.7 Days 7 Energy Use 1
Since you live in Maine, you can get 5 or 15 cents for every redeemable bottle that you recycle! You wouldnt throw your money in the garbage would you? 8 The Rea$on To Recycle
gets the nickel back when you buy the product or get back the nickel you paid the store when the product is redeemed at a redemption center bills the bottle distributor for the nickel after you redeem the product, thereby closing the loop 1. Bottle Distributor starts the chain by selling the product to the store and receiving the nickel deposit per can sold 3. YOU throw the can away, BREAKING the chain! 4. The Redemption Center (CLYNK) 2. The Store 9 The Life Cycle of a Deposit
On average, one bag full of bottles and cans is worth between $3 and $4. 10 Think That Wont Add Up?
11 Paper YES! Is It Recyclable?
12 Used Napkin NO! Is It Recyclable?
13 Milk Jug YES ! Is It Recyclable?
14 Cereal Box YES! Is It Recyclable?
15 Used Pizza Box NO! Is It Recyclable?
16 Ketchup Bottle YES! Is It Recyclable?
17 Styrofoam NO! Is It Recyclable?
18 Plastic Bags NO! Is It Recyclable?
19 Plastic Shopping Bags YES! Is It Recyclable?
If every American recycled just one more aluminum can per week, we would remove over 17 billion cans from landfills each year! 20 You Can Have An Impact! 3
So now that you know how important recycling is. Get out there and do something about it! One of the easiest things to do is to begin recycling 100% of your own bottles and cans… 21 Now You Know…
22 Now You Know… To view a video showing how CLYNK recycles, click the link below CLYNK-How it Works
23 Activity: The Recycling Cycle
Sources for Factual Material 1-"Environmental Factoids | WasteWise | US EPA." US Environmental Protection Agency. EPA, 28 July Web. 28 Sept "Recycle Facts | Labels for Recycling | Single Sort Stream Comingled Mixed Recycling." Recycle Across America | Recycling Labels Decals Signs Stickers Compost Waste. Environmental Advancement Foundation. Web. 12 Sept "Alcoa: News: Alcoa TV." Alcoa Inc. -- Primary Aluminum (aluminium) and Fabricated Aluminum Products. ALCOA INC. Web. 12 Sept