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Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

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Caring for Earth

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 1 to 2
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.4

     challenging words:    cans, jars, kinds, landfill, piles, recycle, saves, smith, yuck, were, they, another, awful, boxes, center, cloth
     content words:    Cub Scouts

Other Languages
     Spanish: Reutiliza, reduce, recicla

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
By Jennifer Kenny

1     Von and Hal were Cub Scouts. They were learning to help Earth. Their den leader took them on a field trip to learn more. Where were they going?
2     The trip was to a recycling center. The scouts went on a bus. As they drove into the center they saw big hills.
3     "Wow!" the boys yelled. "Those are cool! They would be great for our sleds."
4     "Not really," Mr. Smith, the den leader, said. "Do you know those hills are part of the landfill?"
5     "What's a landfill?" Von asked.
6     "It's where your garbage is stored for years and years. It has nowhere else to go. They put it in big piles. Then they cover it."
7     "Yuck!" Hal said.
8     "That's right," Mr. Smith said. "You put something in the garbage. It has to go somewhere. Our town puts it here."
9     "That's awful. What can we do to get rid of it?" Hal asked.
10     Mr. Smith said, "Good question. That's what we will find out inside."
11     The den toured the recycling center. The scouts learned a lot. They saw the workers sort through bottles and papers.
12     The guide said, "Remember the 3 R's. That's how you help Earth. Garbage does not just go away. We need to stop the waste before it gets to the landfill. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle."
13     "What does reduce mean again?" one scout asked.
14     "Reduce the garbage. That means make less of it," the guide said. "Buy things you will use. Buy things that last a long time. Throw away less in your garbage."

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