reduce, reuse, recycle

Want to turn something old into something new? Recycle the materials that you use every day, reduce the amount of stuff that you throw away, and use it over again! Instead of throwing old newspapers, cans, and bottles into a dump, you can recycle them or use them again to create something else. The less you use and the more you reuse, the better off the environment will be.

Types of recyclable materials: aluminum, glass, plastics, paper, clothing, food
How: recyclable materials are picked up in a truck and taken to a recycling plant where they will be made into new products
Where: in countries throughout the world
Significance: helps create less waste, puts less stress on the environment, and saves energy

Image credits: main image, © AMNH/Eric Hamilton; Eleanor Sterling, © AMNH.