# How Much Trash Can Be Recycled - by pengxiuhui

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```									How Much Trash Can Be
Recycled?
Presented By:
The Wacky Wonder Girls

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Today’s trash
• First we collected how many pounds each
camper’s family made in two days.
• To find the number of pounds each camper
made, we divided the number of pounds by
the number of people.
• Then we calculated the number of pounds
of trash each camper would make each year.
Today’s Trash
• Each camper makes this much trash each
year.

584 lb.
• “That’s a lot of trash”!!!!
The Wake Landfill
 At the wake landfill there is about 700,000 tons of
trash. Of those 700,000 tons of trash less than 1%
is not recyclable.
 Two Saturdays a month you can bring toxic things
like unused paint, household cleaners, motor oil,
etc…
 30% of the trash at the landfill is paper which goes
to show that we could recycle more of our paper to
save space.
A way to Recycle
 If you bring an unused or unopened
item, it will be placed on a table called
the salvage shelf. You could pick
something that you like or might be
useful to you. The items on the salvage
shelf are free.
Recyclable Materials accepted
 Aluminum & Metal cans
 Glass bottles
 Magazines and catalogs
 Newspaper
 White paper & junk mail
 Corrugated Cardboard
 Paperboard
Recycable Items
None
Compost                     Recycable
1%
Glass 14%
1%                                           Paper
34%
Metal
6%

Plastic
44%
Reasons for Recycling
• It takes about 75,000 trees to make the Sunday
edition of the New York Times.
• If all Americans recycled 1/10 of there papers they
would save 25 million trees a year.
• It takes 95% less energy to make aluminum by
recycling it than by producing it from its natural
ore, bauxite. It costs less too.
• For every glass bottle we recycle we save up enough
energy to light up a 100 watt light bulb for 4 hours
• Every hour, 2.5 million plastic bottles are thrown
out by Americans.
Even More Reasons

• In 1991, the Great Wall of China became
the second largest man-made structure in
the world. The largest was Fresh Kills
Landfill, serving New York City. It is now
the highest point on the east coast. The
highest point in most counties in North
Carolina is a landfill.
Cool Stuff to Recycle
 Grocery Bags
 Books
 Carpet
 Cell Phones
 Eyeglasses
 Greeting Cards
 Old Shoes
Reuse Plastic Bottles!

 Funnel - cut off the top.
 Liner for a planter or flower pot.
 Bird feeder.
 Container for storing nails, screws,
washers and nuts.
Body Care      Home Décor
Books          Garden
Cleaners       Kitchen
Family Care    Office
Fashion        Pet world
Food           Furniture
Health and Relaxation
Where can you recycle?
Raleigh has 6 recycling drop off centers including:
• Jaycee Park at 2405 Wade Avenue
• North Boulevard Plaza at Mini City on Capital Boulevard
• Solid Waste Services' Administrative Offices at 400 W. Peace Street
• Plaza West Shopping Center (intersection of Western Blvd. & Jones Franklin Rd.)
• Brennan Station Shopping Center (intersection of Creedmoor & Strickland Roads)
•City of Raleigh Yard Waste Center at 900 New Hope Road

•To find out more you can go to http://www.raleigh-nc.org/sws/dropoff.htm
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