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     challenging words:    dissolve, mining, caption, landfill, space, recycle, part, faster, metal, break, also, money, people, than, saves, time


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Recycling
By Brandi Waters
  

1     Caption: All these items can be recycled.
 
2     What happens to your trash when it leaves your house? Many people do not know. They never think about their trash after they have thrown it away. Most trash is taken to a landfill. At the landfill, it is buried. Some kinds of trash break down in a landfill. It breaks down into smaller pieces. Water may dissolve it. Germs and bugs may eat it. In time, the trash is broken down and becomes a part of the dirt. Banana peels and paper break down quickly. Metals and plastics break down very slowly. They can take hundreds of years to break down. Some kinds of trash, like Styrofoam, will never break down! People are making trash faster than it can be broken down. What can we do? One .....
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