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1 grownyc NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECYCLING CHAMPIONS PROGRAM grownyc.org/recyclingchampions

2 The BIG Picture Understanding the Importance of Sustainability “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

3 ReduceRe-Use Recycle The BIG Picture Recycling Is a Part of Sustainability

4 So, What is Recycling? Recycling = Taking a product or material and turning it into a usable raw material to make another product.

5 64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons 64,000tons+64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+ 64,000 tons+64,000 tons+ The BIG Picture Recycling is a Part of Waste Management New Yorkers make 64,000 tons of waste every week :/ How many pounds does that equal?

6 64,000 tons = 5,333 collection trucks filled with waste 64,000 tons = to the weight of 32,000 hippos The BIG Picture 64,000 tons is A LOT of Waste

7 THERE ARE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES WHEN OUR WASTE IS NOT MANAGED CORRECTLY.

8 The BIG Picture What can we do with our Waste?

9 Option 1: You could Litter What is litter? Where does street litter go? What’s wrong with this?

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11 The BIG Picture The Pacific Garbage Patch Currents in the Pacific Ocean keep trash, mostly plastics, floating together.

12 Option 2: Trash it there’s no such thing as “away” Where does our trash go? LANDFILLSINCINERATORS

13 A look into Landfills NYC spends A LOT of money on landfills. Exporting waste to other communities cost NYC $300 million in 2008.

14 Option 2: Trash continued Incinerators Transportation by truck, train – Air & Water Pollution Emit Carbon Dioxide – Air & Water Pollution – Impact on personal health – Carbon dioxide builds up in our atmosphere

15 PAPERMETAL,GLASS, PLASTICS, CARTONS Staten Island - Pratt Industries Other paper recyclers in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx New Jersey & Brooklyn - Sims Metal Management- Recycles Metal, Glass, Plastic Option 3: Recycling Where does NYC’s recycling go?

16 Recycling What is Made from Recycled Materials?

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19 How does Recycling work? A quick tour of recycling an everyday plastic item. The journey of the water bottle…

20 PLASTICS ARE PICKED UP AND TAKEN TO A NEARBY FACILITY (BROOKLYN AND NEW JERSEY)

21 IT IS SORTED AND MADE INTO SMALLER PIECES WHICH ARE THEN PROCESSED AND MADEINTO NEW MATERIALS.

22 THESE NEW MATERIALS ARE THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE NOT THOUGHT OF, CLOTHING AND CARPETRY INCLUDED!

23 What is Made From Recycled Materials? Recycling can be incorporated into an industry: – Like fashion designers or athletic wear being conscious of materials used and wasted.

24 What is Made From Recycled Materials? Recycling materials can be incorporated into complex machines. The Chevy Volt uses recycled metal

25 Green Jobs- THE FUTURE Support the local economy, jobs, and industry Conserve natural resources Reduce contributions to landfills Use less energy, burn less fossil fuels Cleaner air & water What are the benefits of Recycling?

26 A look into Green Job$!

27 How to Recycle? Easy - look before you toss!

28 #SORT IT OUT What goes where in NYC Recycling

29 Where does School Recycling Take Place? HALLWAYS CLASSROOMS CAFETERIAS OFFICES KITCHENS

30 The PAPER trail Every year, New Yorkers throw away over 400,000 tons of recyclable paper. That’s enough to fill up the Empire State Building!

31 if you can rip it, recycle it! NYC Guideline to paper Recycling Please, no hardbound book covers, soiled paper: towels, napkins, plates, cups

32 If NYC recycled all of our steel we could build 9 new Statues of Liberty each week. 720 recyclable aluminum cans are trashed every minute in New York. New Yorkers trash 1,579,600 pounds of plastic bottles and jugs every week. MGP: Metal, Glass, Plastics, Cartons

33 Metal Rule: Mostly Metal Glass Rule: Check the Neck! NYC Guideline to MGP Recycling

34 Plastic Beverage Bottles-Take-out containers-Plastic utensils-Yogurt/desert cups- Salad containers-Plastic toys, Empty glue containers Foam- Bags-Film Vinyl Wrappers Pouches MGP: Recycle all Hard (rigid) Plastics NYC Guideline to MGP Recycling

35 By now, you may be asking yourself…

36 If you recycle, other students will take notice and do the same. Remember, it’s easy. Lead by Example

37 Start or join a Green Team! Help setup cafeteria recycling, train new students, give presentations. Get the message out to students and staff by making creative posters! Enter contests, win grant money, get cool guest speakers into your school. GrowNYC’s Recycling Champions grownyc.org/recyclingchampions

38 Spread the word!

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