RECYCLING: The Key to Sustainability
Humans depend on a healthy and thriving planet. Earth is our home. Everything we breathe, eat, make, and use traces back to Earth’s resources. A sustainable planet cannot exist without recycling. Recycling ensures that Earth’s valuable resources will continue to be available into the future without damaging the environment. Every time something is recycled, it ensures that we are taking less from a mountainside, forest, or ocean floor.
THE POWER OF RECYCLING
A cycle is a sequence of events repeating themselves. On a circle, you can begin at any point on the circumference, and eventually work your way back to the same spot, and then repeat! Recycling is like that. Products that have been used once can be transformed into something new and usable again. Printer paper can be recycled and made into cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes can also be recycled to become paper towels or wrapping paper . . . and the cycle continues. Plastic water bottles can be recycled and turned into shampoo bottles. Shampoo bottles can be recycled and made into traffic cones . . . and the cycle continues!