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Why is trash a big problem?. 1. Litter on the ground. 2. Trash in Landfills. Trash thrown on the ground…. Ends up in our creeks…. Which lead to the ocean!. The ocean is FULL of Plastic!. 2,000,000,000,000 pounds of plastic. What happens to the stuff we put into the trash can?.
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Why is trash a big problem? 1. Litter on the ground 2. Trash in Landfills
The ocean is FULL of Plastic! 2,000,000,000,000 pounds of plastic
Does trash make anything? Yes! Methane- It heats up the world! 2. Leachates - Toxic Garbage Soup!
How much trash do we make? In Santa Cruz County?
1,092,857pounds! Every day!
Recycling helps the planet!It saves an enormous amount of…1. Energy (oil) 2. Natural resources(like trees, mountains, water, air, soil)3. And reducespollution!
What does it take to make an aluminum can? aluminum can We can eliminate FOUR of the seven steps when we recycle.
What can be recycled? 1. AllHard Plastic containers: yogurt cups, food trays; water bottles Plastic utensils (put them in a bag); Plastic Take-out food containers, laundry detergent bottles, 2. All Metal (tin, aluminum cans & foil, pet food cans) Aerosol cans, small metal appliances, steel, iron. 3. Glass jars, bottles+ tops to bottles (both plastic and metal tops) 4. Paper: White & colored paper, Newspaper, magazines, glossy paper, junk mail, all envelopes, catalogues, Also Juice boxes (all aseptic containers), emptyMilk cartons & frozen food packaging and empty paper cups 5. Plastic bags – (bag your bags), bubble wrap, bread bags, ziploc bags 6. Mixed Paper: manila folders, egg cartons, telephone books, paper bags, mostly clean paper plates, butcher paper, construction paper, etc. 7. Cardboard: cardboard boxes (flattened), paperboard, cereal boxes 8. Assorted: Batteries (put them in a sealed bag),