Unformatted text preview: tereohthalate. Laundry detergent bottles and milk jugs are usually made out of recycled plastics.(1) It takes twenty years for a plastic bag to decompose. Trash barrels in parks are usually made out of recycled plastic also. Recycling plastic is important because it takes a long time to decompose and can harm the enviroment. Recycling paper can save a lot of trees. By simply recycling one sunday newspaper you could save a lot of trees. (2) The average household throws away thirteen thousand seperate pieces of paper each year. Paper is the biggest material in municipal solid waste. Recycling conserves natural resources, and saves landfill space. (1) http://www. uppergywnedd.org (2) http://www.recycling-revolution.com...
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- Spring '10
- Chemistry, Waste, Landfill, Recyclable materials, Recycled Glass