Recycling is a practical way of using waste and used materials turning into new products.
Generally it takes less effort to recycle a product than to make new one. Now a days because
of economic crisis we need to recycle products for human consumption and source of income.
There are simple ways of recycling being taught in elementary grades. Pupils are trained
to gather waste materials such as plastic containers and bottles, old magazines, cardboards,
scraps of cloth etc. making them as recycled projects. As we all know recycling helps lessen
pollution because it decreases the amount of waste in garbage and land fields, children also
learned to conserve raw materials and have more knowledge in proper waste management.
Some communities engaged in making recycled items for profit such as making wallets
and bags out of foils and wrappers of candies and other food snacks. Non-profit recycled
household items are made for their owned – use.
Left-over foods can also be recycled to produce new dish for the next meal thus,
minimizing expenses for food. Fruits and vegetables peelings can be used for making organic
fertilizers. It is composted in backyard with no other equipment.
Paper can be recycled when mixed with water. Plastic requires expensive processing
when recycled in factories depending on the type of plastics.
By: Alicia B. Reyes (Limay Elem. School)