Reusing products is one way to cut down on what we throw away this is called recycle. Recycle reduces the amount of waste that needs to be buried in a landfill. This reduction in volume may result in reduced disposal costs to add to the useful life expectancy of a landfill. And recycling puts discarded material to valuable use, cutting down on a litter and conserving natural resources. In some localities, recycled materials are sold.
A person living in an industrialized, wealthy nation may produce as much as 875kg (more than 1900 lb) of domestic waste in one year.
Domestic, or household, waste includes a wide variety of items, and is often mix of potentially reusable or recyclable items (such as newspapers and cans) and largely non-recyclable material (such as broken or worn out devices and plastics packaging).
Due to dwelling space for landfills, many cities have adopted widespread recycling programs in which people separate out the valuable components of their refuse before the remainder if transported to a local dump.
Recycling can help save the world because if no one recycles there won't be enough land to dig in trash. 60% is industrial which is companies like Capsugel, Fugi, Monsanto, etc. 30% is Residential which is from home. 10% is from commercial which is smaller business. In the 1996 Coca-Cola was one of the most companies that recycled more. There is a lot of things that you can recycle like glass, paper, plastic, aluminum cans. Instead of buying plastic cups, or paper towels, or the boxes of detergent if you don't recycle is better to buy the glass cups that can be washable, or use cloth that can be washed, and instead of buying the carton boxes of detergent bye the refills.
One other thing that you can recycle is a battery bye a recharge machine it will also save you some money, and you can use it again. Also its better to buy something that will last more years instead of buying the same thing every year.
You can also help the environment by recycling your mail since is paper, and you can also recycle your newspaper that you get every day. There are allot of things that are made from recycled things like a wall clock, a bucket, a computer mouse pad, a computer disk, a clipboard, motor oil, a pen, or paint.
Some people think throwing away a small piece of paper is not a lot, but small pieces become big, and soon it will become a whole landfill of paper. We have a problem of too much trash. Each year, Americans generate millions of tons of trash in the form of wrappings, bottles, boxes, cans, grass clippings, furniture, clothing phone books, and much more. Over the years, we have gotten used to "throwing it away," so it's easy to understand why now there's too much trash and not enough acceptable places to put it.
In less than 30 years, durable goods (tires, appliances, furniture and nondurable goods (paper, certain disposable products, clothing) in the solid waste stream nearly tripled. These now account for about 75 million tons of garbage per year. At the same time, container and packaging material includes glass, aluminum, plastics, steel and other metals, and paper and paperboard. Yard trimmings such as grass clippings and tree limbs are also a substantial part of what we throw away. In addition, many relatively small components of the national solid waste stream add up to millions of tons. For example, even 1 percent of the amounts to almost 2 million tons of trash each year.
As a nation we are starting to realize that we can't just solve the problem finding places to dig in trash. People may think that recycling is hard, but it's not you only have to know what to recycle, they think you have to dig in the trash to see what to recycle.
There is another way that you can help the environment whenever you have a party you can rent, or share the things like chairs, dishes, silverware's. people think is better if you buy things that you can throw away, it is but whenever we are in trouble we are going to look back at this and think we could done something. Instead of buying new things because you are tired of them you can donate them to people if they are in good conditions, or you can open a garage sales, bazaars, etc.
You can reuse things like a can of peanut butter, you can use it for flowers, for a collection of marbles, for honey, or even a container to put your fish in tin after you fished. Try to buy things that have been recycled because you can recycled them again. If you like to use your imagination you will like this. Turn a giant cardboard box into a child's playhouse, transform a plastic ice cream tub into a flower pot, turn used tires into a child's into a swing set.
REDUCE-the amount of trash discarded.
REUSE-containers and products.
RECYCLE- use recycle products, and compost.
RESPOND-to the solid waste by reconsidering waste-producing activities and by expressing preferences for less waste.