Recycling
Glass needs separating into different colors before recycling.

Recycling

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Our rubbish, or waste, can be a threat to the environment. Recycling our waste is one way that we can help to protect the environment. Recycling is converting waste into reusable material. An example is when a product is melted so that the material can be used to make new products. Most products can be recycled...although not all of them. You are probably familiar with recycling household waste such as bottles, cans and paper.

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1.
Which material needs separating into different colors before recycling?
Paper
Plastic
Steel
Glass
Glass is usually clear, green or brown
2.
Which is NOT one of the 3 Rs?
Recycle
Remodel
Reuse
Reduce
We can reduce the amount of rubbish by reusing things or recycling them
3.
Which materials are difficult to recycle?
Papers
Metals
Textiles
Plastics
Textiles can be reused
4.
Which recycle bin would you put a drinks can in?
Plastic
Glass
Paper
Aluminum
Aluminum is a type of metal we can recycle
5.
On average how much waste does a person in the UK throw away each year?
Own body weight
Ten times own body weight
Hundred times own body weight
Thousand times own body weight
Just think how much rubbish that would be in a whole lifetime!
6.
How would you dispose of a book you no longer needed?
Throw it in the bin
Recycle it
Burn it
Give it to someone else to read
You might even give it to a charity shop
7.
Which of these is NOT an environmentally-friendly method of disposing of potato peelings?
Put in rubbish bin
Put on garden
Put in compost bin
Feed to pigs
Things in the rubbish bin go to landfill sites or incinerators
8.
Where does our non-recycled rubbish go?
Into space
Landfill or incinerated
Into the sea
Recycling plant
Things in landfill sites or incinerators will never be used again
9.
Which of these is a problem caused by throwing rubbish away?
We will eventually run out of raw materials
Lots of energy is needed to make items from raw materials
Waste pollutes rivers and other environments
All of these
There are lots of reasons why we should try to reduce the amount of rubbish we throw away
10.
Why should batteries not go to a landfill?
They could explode
They can leak chemicals
They could be recharged
They could be reused
Many types of batteries use poisonous chemicals like lead or mercury and these must be disposed of safely
Author:  Amanda Swift

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