One human can make the difference

By Thunderword Staff



Anyone can recycle. It's easy to do.

According to Conserve Energy Future, more than 60 percent of trash could be recycled.

People often ignore or not think about the long term effects that can happen if they don't recycle.

People might think "well, I'm only one human." According to experts one human in the United States uses 680 pounds of paper a year and most just throw it away instead of recycling it.

People need to become more aware of what they are doing to the environment. Remember that there is only one earth and this earth is shared with other people.

Recycling is one of the most effective ways to take care of the environment. Recycling saves energy and can help save fossil fuels. Most plastic bags and garbage are thrown into the ocean effecting many sea animals.

Oftentimes sea animals die of malnourishment, because the animals eat plastics and become full but don't get the actual nourishment they need because a plastic cap won't contain the nutrients they need.

Another devastating impact people have on the environment for choosing not to recycling is the amount of trees that are being wasted.

According to experts an estimated 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away in the United States each year.

Recycling can be a tough call when you don't know what to recycle.

Plastics bottles, jars, and jugs are recyclable. Make sure that the plastics are clean when they are put into the recycling bin.

Glass is recyclable including clear glass, brown glass, or green glass.

Aluminum cans, aluminum foil and bakeware, steel cans, and tin cans can be recycled. Aluminum is one of the most recycled item in the United States experts say.

Unfortunately, experts also say that people who don't recycle an aluminum can don't know that it can stay in that form for up to 500 years or more.

Cardboard, magazines, office paper, newspapers, paperboard, paper cardboard dairy and juice cartons, unsolicited direct mail and phone books are all item you should consider recycling. Magazines are often a confusing type of paper to know if you should recycle or not, because of the glossy texture.

According to Waste Management about 45 percent of magazines are recycled. Today you can recycle magazines.

Recycling doesn't take a lot of your time. It's just a quick decision that can be made without the pain of going out of your way.

Recycling is also a cheap way to help minimize the impact on the environment. In fact garbage collection firms will give discounts to the household that decide to recycle.

Recycling helps minimize our impact on future generations.

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