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Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. It is an alternative to "conventional" waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions (compared to plastic production, for example). Recycling can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, thereby reducing: energy usage, air pollution (from incineration), and water pollution (from landfilling).

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Adidas Create a Shoe Made of Ocean Garbage

Imagine literally walking in trash! Athletic outfitterrs Adidas announced on Monday it had created a prototype for an eco-friendly shoe made entirely from recycled garbage reclaimed from the ocean. Sadly this won't likely be for sale anytime soon as a spokeswoman for the company says they just wanted to show what they were capable of doing when people put their minds together. However Adidas plans to incorporate the use of recycled plastic in its manufacturing of shoes by early next year.

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Recycling in Exchange For Feeding Stray Dogs

When you deposit a water bottle into one of the Pugedon machines, it instantly dispenses dog food for the strays to come by and eat. There is also a water bowl you can fill up with any excess water in your bottles. This promotes recycling and feeds local strays.

Contributed by Shayna Rose Horowitz

Creative Ways to Recycle Bottles

I stumbled across this great page with pictures of creative ways people have recycled plastic bottles. They've turned them into artsy decor like chandeliers and more practical things like the vertical garden shown in the picture. I love the idea of using these bottles as organizers--you don't have to buy pre-made ones at the store. Save money AND save the environment just that little bit. There's also some surprisingly crafty uses for these bottles, like turning them into Halloween costumes and making a "solar light" that, when stuck into a hole in a roof, will capture sunlight and help fill the room with a natural glow. Original Link:

Contributed by Bridget LaMonica

Stop seeing recycling as an inconvenience! It has countless contributions to our society in a variety of ways. It reduces landfills and pollution, helps the economy, and preserves the earths resources so that wildlife isnt destroyed in the process by industries. Think twice before throwing your water bottle away!

Contributed by Forrest Cowley

Why we need to recycle? 1.It saves trees, so don’t waste paper if you not going to use it just recycle it. 2. It saves energy that the world needs, which helps keeps production prices down. 3.It preserves resources and wildlife. We can help reduce the number of wildlife habitats we destroy. 4. It reduces the effects of global warming and produces less carbon dioxide. Which also helps to lower the greenhouse gases effect to help us sustain a clean and green world. 5.It reduces landfills, no one person would want to live next to a landfill would they… Last but not least recycling is good for the economy it uses less water, uses less energy, and creates less pollution. So the next time you decide to throw something away think about the way YOU can help make a difference in the world and that one way is by Recycling.!

Contributed by Justin Foster

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