alright so maybe some of these are a little.. unrealistic. But I thought a lot of them were quite creative (and not to mention that reusing/repurposing different objects around the household is so much better for the environment than just throwing them away!)
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My name is Alexandra and I go to Kungsholmens Gymnasium in Stockholm, Sweden.
Reduce, reuse, recycle!
Reduce: Ask yourself, do you really need another thing? Things, things, and more things… We usually have way too many things which is a great problem in our World today. We should all try to act as both individuals but also as a World to reduce our needs. Do we always need what we purchase? Ask yourself the question next time you stand in a shop. Do I truly need this or is it only a want?
Reuse: Reuse as much as possible. Try to think of all the things you are planning on throwing away, a way how to reuse them. Maybe they will come in great use again and then it’s so unnecessary to have to go out and buy another one. So what can one reuse?
-jars and pots
-newspaper, cardboard and bubble wrap
Yes, the list can get very long!!!
Recycle: By recycling you can contribute to making valuable resources that otherwise would just become random waste. By recycling you help to not only save our environment but also money. By recycling no resources get wasted and then also our environment might be able to survive longer and longer…
So guys, reduce, reuse, recycle!
Keep that in the back of your head and hopefully you can make a change :)
I sure do agree that throwing things away in a recycling bin or just a plain bin is much more tempting or easier I should say than thinking about how I could reuse it which isn’t good at all. Whenever I go grocery shopping I usually don’t buy a bag because I always either have my bag (like a school bag or anything likely) or an old plastic bag that I would have bought earlier. At home under the sink we store plastic bags whenever we’ve bought something so that we could reuse them again whenever needing a plastic bag. I love second hand clothes/vintage clothing and buy lots of old clothes, so I guess thats a way of reusing clothes. :)
It’s really important that we reuse and repurpose rather than just recycle products. Even when we recycle, it takes a really long time for the materials to break down. Finding innovative ways to continually reuse products would really help reduce how many new things we buy that we don’t really need. Packaging is a big factor, too. Buying in bulk helps, because when things are separately packaged, it adds more garbage.
Personally, whenever I go out to the store, I always have reusable bags with me. It helps reduce the amount of plastic bags we have in my house, which are really hard to recycle. When I go out to eat with my family, we always bring containers to take home any leftovers or and to-go meals. We can just wash them and reuse them again!
There is always a better way. Ok it is better to recycle than to throw items to a trash can because these items will be use again. So recycle is good but that doens’t mean that we can’t use these items in another way. I saw some old rubber boots and how people turned them into a vase. I really liked that because it so unusually. I think we can reuse some items if we use our imagination.
How do we treat the environment? Is it ours? Do we have the right to destroy it? Of course not!
”The Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth.”
We should take care of our planet because our planet is our home.
Our planet is polluted and a great deal of pollution comes from the fumes they give off. We should walk or use bikes instead, whenever we can.
We really should plant trees and flowers whenever we can because forests cover 30% of the Earth’s land and protecting all the forests is the key to our survival for the oxygen they produce.
Oceans and sea life are in danger because eight million tons of oil are spilled into the Earth’s oceans every year.
We are running out of space in which we can get rid of garbage.
We really need to do something!
And if we really care about the environment we should always remember the three Rs: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!
Hello! I’ve been surfing the Internet and found two interesting websites. The first one “recycling guide” shows us why is recycling so important. It also shows us what are the best ways to recycle which I find very useful. The second one “Recycle City” gives us information on recycling, reuse, and waste reduction in a pretty original way, like a picture book. You probably do know a lot about recycling but I learned a lot of new information on these and similar sites which I didn’t knew before.