If you don't know what recycling is, it's processing used materials (waste) into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, thus making problems in the future. Many things around your house can be recycled to save money, help not pollute the oceans, and stop the atmosphere to tear up, causing global warming. Reusing glass bottles or using plastic water bottles at work can also be very helpful, as the need for plastic water bottles goes down and plastic isn't biodegradable, so it'll just take up space for thousands of years. Some recyclable items are Glass, paper, metal, plastic, textile's, and electronics.

There are a lot of ways to recycle, sometimes if you put aluminum cans or plastic bottle's the trash trucks will take it to the factories and, using the recycled, will make new ones. You will see more and more trash cans separating cans, plastic, and glass in popular areas like college campuses or parks. Recycling reduces the need for landfilling and incineration. It saves energy, sustains the environment, and will help us not live around junkyards or landfills.

Just recycling an aluminum can will power a 100 watt light bulb for 20 hours, so think if the whole entire USA recycled one can each. A ton of aluminum saves 37 barrels of oil.

Only 34% of glass today is being recycled. A quarter of your bottles and jars have recycled material in them. Glass is a renewable resource, and can be used over and over.

Americans use 67,000,000 tons of paper each year, so each person uses 600 pounds. It takes 500,000 trees to make the newspapers that Americans read every Sunday.

You should make sure to have a Recycling bin next to your trash can and put your glass, paper, cans, and plastic in one bin, and you other goods like wrappers, cardboard and other non-recyclable goods in your other bin. When it's trash day, remember to separate the recyclable bin with the other trash for the trash truck to see.

Recycling paper can help reduce the need for paper, and fewer trees will be chopped down, forests will be better protected, and forest animals will have less chance of being endangered.

You can also recycle old clothes that don't fit by dropping them off at a good will center for other people to use. Use old socks and small t-shirts as rags to clean your car or countertops. This will save paper each time you reuse an old article of clothing. Buying paper shopping bags to use over and over helps a lot to help decrease the need for paper and plastic. You can use fabric or canvas bags over and over if you save them and take them with you each time to the grocery store or the mall.

Lessen the amount of garbage you throw away by using less disposable plates and cups. Always flush your toilet paper down the toilet instead of throwing it in the trash. Most toilet paper is septic safe and will be broken up in the water.

Author's Bio: 

Roberto Sedycias works as an IT consultant for PoloMercantil