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Too Much Trash!

Leksa C. , 4th grade  


Do you think that littering is good for the Earth? What do you think? Littering the world in not good. How would we survive in all this filth? Did you know that Americans make 30% of the world’s trash? Supermarkets throw away a lot of good food.Like if a box of ceral or a can of soup has a dent on the side the workers there will throw it away even though the food inside is still good to eat. That just makes more garbage in landfills. Farmers throw away weird looking food that is perfectly good. If we don’t throw away the funny looking food and the bad boxed food we can help stop hunger. We  can donate the food to  people who don’t have enough.

If we recycle it would be much better. Here are some things that will improve: You can save more money,we would have more landfill space, it improves air quality and water. Recycling a ton of glass saves us:5 gallons of oil,1330 pounds of sand, 433 pounds of soda ash, 433 pounds of limestone and 151 pounds of feldspar. Recycling a ton of plastic saves: 5,774 kWh of electricity, 685 gallons of oil, 98 million Btu’s of energy, and 30 cubic yards of landfill space.

Some people ask how can we help the earth or how can we recycle more? If you have one garbage can and you put all types of garbage in it.Like plastic or paper.You shoud get two more garbage cans if your parents say you could.You should put paper in the paper bin cans and plastic in another garbage can and garbege in the other garbage can.Or you could go to a park or some were you would like to clean and seperat all the trash you could find.

Here is some tips how you could recycle out and inside of your home.You could go any were inside your house and you might find broken furniture. Ask your parents if you could donate sell or fix the broken furniture.If know one in your family reads news paper than recycle it.If you recycle newspaper the garbage truck will take it to a factory and drain all the ink out reuse the paper to make  new newspapers.One day you might get the same newspaper you had another day.

Planting trees is good for the earth.It gives air and a place for animals to live in.When your mom or dad is cutting the grass instead of throwing the grass away leave it on the ground outside. The grass will turn into nutrients.

How do you save electricity  and energy.When you are brushing your teeth don’t leave the water running when you're not using it.Turn off the TV when you’re not watching it or when you leave your house.When you leave a room or your house remember to turn of the lights. If you have a leaky faucet put a bucket underneath it.Later you can use it to water your plants wash your hands and so much more.   

Pollution is bad for the earth.We have improved of using gas.When your parents get the car started do you see smoke coming out of the car.Well that’s pollution.When you get a car when your older get a electric car it will save more gas and it will stop pollution.

When you're in school and your writing and you need more space to write don’t get another paper that's just wasting trees and paper.Instead of using another paper us the back of the paper.That will save paper and trees. Or if your drawing and you need more room use the back of the paper.

When you are mailing something or if you get a package don’t you notes that the the box from what you bought is bigger than the thing that you bought?That is just a waste of cardboard.So next time you diliver a pacege get  the box the same size of what you are mailing so you don’t wast carbord.


I hope you liked these tips and facts and try to help the Earth and recycle every day.




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