Kids Can Recycle

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Hey kids! Don’t you love Texas? It’s important to protect our state so that we keep it beautiful.

One way to take care of our great state is by throwing away less stuff. You can do this by buying less and reusing items. When you can’t do either one of those things, you can recycle. 

What is recycling? Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown in the trash and turning them into new products. 

Why is recycling important? Recycling is good for the planet because it saves energy. It also saves resources like trees and water.

Download and print this activity to learn what you can reuse and recycle. When you are done, recycle the paper you used.

Pages from gi-380_1_0 (2).jpgDid you know that each Texan creates over 6 pounds of trash each day? For example, at school, you may use a lot of paper. Or maybe some of your toys come in boxes that you throw away. Right now, we only recycle about 2 pounds of the trash we create. Let’s all work together to reduce how much stuff we throw away, reuse things, and recycle.

What can I recycle? What you can recycle is different in different parts of Texas. But in many places, you can recycle plastic bottles, paper, glass, and cans.

  • Did you know? A glass bottle takes one million years to break down in a landfill! 
  • AND plastic bottles can be recycled into other usable items such as fleece, sleeping bags, and backpacks.

Download and print this activity to learn more about what you can and can’t recycle. When you are done, recycle the paper you used.

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