Group Work – Recycling Responses:
What does recycling mean?
- to process items such as glass, plastic, newspaper, aluminum and tin cans so they can be used to make new products
- to reduce the amount of things you can use and to reuse things
- to save paper, glass, styrofoam, and cardboard from being thrown away
- to not throw trash on the ground
- to keep our planet clean and reuse stuff. Trash workers take our stuff from the end of our driveways. They take items to the recycling center instead of throwing them away.
- to keep our planet clean by processing old stuff such as cans, glass, plastic and newspaper
- to make used things into new things
What does it mean to reduce using something?
- to decrease something in size, amount or weight
- if we use scrap paper instead of new paper it is reusing something
- use the front and back of a paper to reduce the amount of paper used
- an example is using less paper. It saves trees and the amount of trash we have.
What does it mean to reuse something?
- it means to reuse something again like a plastic spoon
- we can reuse clothes
- it means to use something again and again like clothes and water bottles
- you can reuse cans, paper, plastic and shoes
- to use something over and over again like plastic cups and forks, clothes and water bottles
- we can use plastic forks again, plates, water bottles, clothes, and grocery bags
- you can reuse old cars
- if we reuse stuff we won’t make the trash places bigger
Why should we reduce, reuse, and recycle? How does it help? Who does it help?
- it helps save trees and animals’ homes – especially the earth
- it helps everybody, and we should do it because it keeps the world clean and it would not smell so bad
- it helps keep the earth clean. It helps save animals’ homes when new landfills don’t have to be built
- it helps animals to not choke on trash, and you don’t cut down as many trees
- it helps animals’ habitats, and helps keep our world clean
What types of things can be recycled?
- we can recycle cans, paper, glass, plastic, plastic cups and silverware, polystyrene :)/styrofoam, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum, and tin cans
How can YOU help the earth?
- I can recycle more and not throw away stuff that can be recycled
- we can keep the earth clean
- we should not litter
- we can recycle, reduce and reuse! And pick up trash
- recycle paper, plastic cups, glass, cans and polystyrene
- we can pick up litter
What are some interesting facts you have learned about recycling?
- it takes 500 years for an aluminum can to biodegrade at a landfill
- it takes glass 3,000 years to break down
- recycling is fun
- if you do recycle, you help the earth
- if we recycle paper we won’t have to cut down so many trees
- forty-three thousand tons of food are thrown away in the United States each day
- fourteen billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean each year
- every ton of paper that’s recycled saves seventeen trees
- you shouldn’t burn styrofoam due to the fumes
- we can melt plastic and glass and make new things from them
- styrofoam never biodegrades
- plastic never biodegrades
- paper biodegrades the most easily
- when you recycle things, they can get melted and made into new things
- New York City alone throws out enough garbage each day to fill the Empire State Building
- all the people in teh United States throw out enough garbage each day to fill 100,000 garbage trucks
- sixty-five billion soda cans are used each year
Recycled Materials: letters – recycled Styrofoam sheet from construction material; panther – plastic sheet, recycled from making signs; blades of grass – toilet paper/paper towel rolls; background (blue) – recycled from 5-gallon water bottles; sun – recycled twine/string; eyes – ping pong ball and reused AA batteries
Non-Recycled Items: clouds – prime resin used to make film for plastic bags; tempura paint; pipe cleaners; LED lights; wire and battery connectors; wood glue/Elmers glue; 4×6 board; polyurethane spray; polyurethane foam – glue; hot glue; 4 decking nails; green highlighter; black Sharpie
Artists: Entire 2nd Grade Class
[secondary submissions from the same school]
Project Title: Train
Recycled Materials: paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, milk caps, boxes, oatmeal cream pie box, goldfish cracker box, paper, Kleenex boxes
Non-recycled Materials: pipe cleaners, hot glue
Artists: Mrs. Vandenbrand and Mrs. Harmens’ ASD and Kindergarten students