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2 National Recycling Day National Recycling Day November 15 th, 2012 Some thoughts brought to you by MTHS Eco-Club This slide show has 12 second timing per slide for a total of 6 minutes plus two important videos, links on slides 4 & 5 for another 5 minutes = approximately 11-15 minutes of show time – easy pause or advance on click in addition to the set timing

3 Where does most of the garbage in the US end up??? A: oceans B: incinerators C: recycling centers D: landfills

4 Where does most of the garbage in the US end up??? A: oceans B: incinerators C: recycling centers D: landfills

5 Why recycle… 1. To use our resources more effectively 2. To save fuel, reduce air pollution, and reduce possibilities of contaminated water supply landfill 3. To save space in the landfill so we use less land for our waste Watch this video to learn more: What happens to our garbage 2:19 minutes http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Annabelle-Gurwitch- Investigates-What-Happens-to-Our-Garbage-Video

6 Landfills are for waste, so why should we care? So…how does a modern landfill work anyway? 2:43 minutes Please click link below, 2:43 minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC1u6rJkyzA&feat ure=player_embedded#!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC1u6rJkyzA&feat ure=player_embedded#

7 So instead of using land for more and more of this… If more of us used these to recycle correctly, we could reduce how much land we use for waste…..

8 Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S. Are you recycling paper products and cardboard yet??? MTHS has been for years!

9 25,000,000 If every American recycled just 1/10 th of their newspapers we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year! Are you recycling paper products and cardboard yet??? MTHS has been for years!

10 Recycling a single addition of this one newspaper, the Sunday New York Times, would save 75,000 trees. Are you recycling paper products and cardboard yet??? MTHS has been for years!

11 CRAZY FACTS!!! If you had a 15 year old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you would get about _____of them, which a grocery store could use up in less than an hour! A.7 B.70 C.700 D.7000

12 CRAZY FACTS!!! If you had a 15 year old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you would get about _____of them, which a grocery store could use up in less than an hour! A.7 B.70 C.700 D.7000

13 CRAZY FACTS!!! The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years Are you recycling paper products and cardboard yet??? MTHS has been for years!

14 More Facts … the fuel it takes to make a new aluminum can.Throwing away a single aluminum can, instead of recycling, is like pouring out 6 oz. of gasoline on the ground… the fuel it takes to make a new aluminum can. On the other hand…. Recycling only 1 aluminum can, saves enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours

15 Celebrate Recycling Day [ and every day of the year] November 15 th, 2012 Make one simple change - if we ALL did, imagine the impact we could ALL make! Save money, save time, save our home!

16 What can you do?....... Recycle at home, school, work, wherever you see bins like these.

17 Have you seen these around school lately? As a community, we must learn to correctly use them for a cleaner greener environment. What do you notice? 1.Same title? 2.Are they the same opening shape? 3.Does trash have only ‘trash’ in it?

18 In the next few slides you will learn what is considered to be recyclable in Phoenix.

19 Phoenix Recycles Plastic All hard plastic containers including: buckets plastic jugs bottles with or without caps

20 Phoenix Recycles Paper cardboard food boxes junk mail wet strength paper board newspaper magazines phone books juice boxes shredded paper (placed in clear plastic bags)

21 Phoenix Recycles Glass glass bottles jars any food grade glass containers

22 Phoenix Recycles Metals, too aluminum cans metal cans small metal appliances empty aerosol cans (No Paint, Pesticides, Oven Cleaners). http://phoenix.gov/publicworks/recycling/recyclables.html

23 Don’t forget Styrofoam! AKA - Polystyrene to avoid as much as possible because: Styrofoam is one of the major things to avoid as much as possible because: They use fossil fuels to make it When burned, it releases toxic fumes into the air we breathe It takes hundreds of years to decompose in the landfill Styrofoam recycling is slowly expanding in the USStyrofoam recycling is slowly expanding in the US, but at present there is still too much of this material that ends up in our landfills. estimated that 30% of the total solid waste volume dumped in landfillsIt is estimated that 30% of the total solid waste volume dumped in landfills is polystyrene

24 Why do we want to avoid using Styrofoam? 1.It’s easy to recycle 2.It takes 3 months to decompose in the landfill 3.Styrofoam recycling is slowly expanding in the US, but still it is estimated that it makes up 30% of the total solid waste volume dumped in landfills

25 Why do we want to avoid using Styrofoam? 1.It’s easy to recycle 2.It takes 3 months to decompose in the landfill 3.Styrofoam recycling is slowly expanding in the US, but still it is estimated that it makes up 30% of the total solid waste volume dumped in landfills

26 GOOD NEWS Metro Tech has a Styrofoam compactor! This will be in operation soon and will take care of the Styrofoam materials used in our cafeteria! Until then…

27 Earth 911.com Just looking for a facility nearby to drop off the Styrofoam? Earth 911.com provides a great service to help you locate a Styrofoam recycling facility in your area.Earth 911.com

28 Related Articles Jamba Juice to Phase Out Polystyrene CupsJamba Juice to Phase Out Polystyrene Cups Smoothie chain Jamba Juice announced last month that it plans to phase out its use … Published in PlasticPlastic 5 Signs You Might be a Recycling Hoarder Do you inadvertently collect recyclables in your home? Are they spilling out of your cabinets … Published in Household Published in PlasticHouseholdPlastic A Cooler Alternative to Polystyrene You’re headed to the big game, giving yourself ample time to tailgate. You decide to … Published in HouseholdHousehold Calif. Requires Recycled Content Packing PeanutsCalif. Requires Recycled Content Packing Peanuts Those difficult-to-recycle polystyrene packaging peanuts are getting an eco-friendly makeover in California. Starting Jan. 1, … Published in PlasticPlastic Calif. Closer to Banning Foam Takeout ContainersCalif. Closer to Banning Foam Takeout Containers California is moving closer to becoming the first state to ban polystyrene foam takeout food … Published in PlasticPlastic Earth911.com articles about polystyrene

29 What does Phoenix Recycle? 1.Plastics 2.Glass 3.Paper and cardboard 4.Aluminum and other metals 5.Styrofoam 6.All of the above 7.None of the above 8.Only the first four above

30 Phoenix Recycles What? 1.Plastics 2.Glass 3.Paper and cardboard 4.Aluminum and other metals 5.Styrofoam 6.All of the above 7.None of the above 8.Only the first four above

31 We can do more…together The national recycling rate has increased every year since 1980. The current recycling rate is 34%. JOIN US IN RECYCLING MORE! JOIN US IN RECYCLING MORE!

32 For America Recycles Day 2012, I pledge to: Learn. I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community at www.americarecyclesday.org www.americarecyclesday.org Act. Reduce my personal waste by recycling. Within the next month, I will recycle more… you decide, aluminum, paper, glass…here at school, home, everywhere!

33 Make the world… …a better place for you, your family, and your community. Think GREEN !


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