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The 5Rs of Recycling

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Here are some easy ways you can be an eco-warrior!

Here are some easy ways you can be an eco-warrior!

  • Clean up litter
  • Rethink, reduce, reuse & recycle
  • Care for growing things like plants and seeds
  • Help family & friends to use electricity wisely
  • Use water sparingly
  • Always carry a reusable bag

The 5Rs of Recycling

1 Refuse

Only support companies who are trying to make a positive difference.

2 Reduce

Create less waste by reducing the amount of things you buy, especially single-use products.

3 Reuse

Go from disposable to reusable by throwing less away and using something more than once.

4 Repurpose

Simply take something you are no longer using and later it for another more practial use.

5 Recycle

The last R… time to recycle! Stuff made from metal, wood, most plastics, paper and electronic e-waste could be recycled.

Recycling Facts

  • Only 7% of the Atlantic Rainforest remains.
  • 1.5 million barrels of oil are used to manufacture a year’s supply of bottled water in the United States.
  • The average person has the opportunity to recycle more than 25,000 cans in a lifetime.