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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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     challenging words:    thrift, people, banks, underground, anymore, amount, auction, cloth, instead, make, flea, tires, cans, easy, metal, throw


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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
By Brandi Waters
  

1     People make a lot of trash. Just think about all of the things you throw away each day. There are wrappers from food and drink containers when you eat. There are old newspapers and junk mail at your house. There is trash at your school. There is trash at doctor's offices, banks, and libraries, too. There is so much trash!
 
2     When most of us throw something away, it goes to a landfill. At the landfill, the trash is buried underground. We cannot keep burying all of our trash. We make too much of it! We will run out of room to put it all. What can we do? There are three things that we all can do to make less trash. We can reduce the amount of trash that we make. We can reuse things. We can recycle things instead of throwing them away. If we all do these things, there will be less trash going to landfills.
 
3     It is easy to reduce the amount of trash that you make. Start using a water bottle. Don't buy bottles of water that you throw away. Use cloth shopping bags at the grocery store. Then you won't have to use new paper or plastic bags each time you shop. Try to write on both sides of a piece of paper instead of only the front side. All of these things will reduce the amount of trash that you make.

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