Recycling is to turn rubbish into something new rather than lose it forever. Most items can be recycled, like paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and aluminium.
What difference does it make?
Almost 9 in 10 of us are already recycling in the UK. But still more than half of household waste ends up in landfills.
What do you need?
- A wide selection of recylable and non recylable items.
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Step by step
Sort the items into "can be recycled" and "cannot be recycled". Check your answers with a teacher.
Sort your items that "can be recycled" into piles of what they are made of, i.e Glass waste, cardboard waste etc.
Find out which bin these items go in once we have finished using them.