Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
We all can save the Earth
Preserving our Physical Environment
• We want students to be able to describe
ways to conserve and protect resources
by reusing, reducing and recycling.
• Discuss what are resources
• Obj: to explore ways to conserve and
protect our resources
• Ask—Have you ever wondered what happens to
all the trash in the world?
What do people recycle?
• Make a list of all the things mentioned:
Paper, wood, plastic, cans, glass, tires,
clothes, etc.
• Introduce the 3 R’s Reduce, Reuse and
To reduce the size, number, or use of something is very important.
Each person in the US produces five pounds of trash per day.
When we reduce, we use less of something.
Ways to Reduce
• Use the front and back of your paper
• Share paper with a friend
• Use antibacterial gel instead of water and
paper towels
• Take short showers
• Use fewer items with wrappers
• Walk
Means to use less of
Use less water, use less
plastic or paper, less gas
by walking.
Vocabulary– depletion,
ecology, conservation,
going green
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• To reuse means to put into action or
service again.
• Instead of throwing some trash away,
people can find new ways to reuse it.
• Many items are reusable.
• When you reuse it saves
• Energy, time and fuel.
• Use a clean pizza box as an easel.
• Make bird feeders out of milk jugs.
• Compost your lawn clippings and
vegetable peels.
• Pass on clothes you outgrow to siblings
and friends.
Landfills are full of items
that could be recycled.
Recycling puts objects
through a process that
allows them to be used
Recycling is a way to clean
and reuse materials.
garbage, conservation
• Recycling is a must
Ways to Recycle
• Recycling make sense and saves dollarssave cans.
• Smart—takes less energy to make
products from recycled goods—save
• Save old tires, sneakers, newspapers,
glass, vegetable peels, etc.
• What are some products in your home
made from recycled materials?
• Takeout pizza boxes, shoe boxes, tickets,
toilet paper rolls, car doors, carpet fibers,
• Wood chips, bags, cereal boxes,
furniture, glass bottles etc.
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