Recycle - Process of converting waste materials into reusable objects. / Proccesso di convertire rifiuti in oggetti riusabili.
- Recycling one aluminium can saves enough electricity to power a TV for three hours. / Riciclare una lattina di alluminio fa risparmiare abbastanza elettricità per tenere accesa una TV per 3 ore.
- If every newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year. / Se tutti i giornali venissero riciclati, potremmo salvare circa 250.000.000 alberi ogni anno.
- Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to run a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours. / Riciclare una bottiglia di vetro fa risparmiare abbastanza energia per far funzionare una lampadina da 100-watt per 4 ore.
Reduce - Save the energy and avoid making garbage as much as possible. / Risparmiare energia e evitare di fare rifiuti il più possibile.
Avoid plastic plates and cups. Ask for a glass not a plastic cup when you are at the bar or restaurant. / Evita piatti e bicchieri di plastica. Chiedi un bicchiere di vetro, non un bicchiere di plastica, quando sei al bar o al ristorante.
Reduce using so much paper, you can write already in used paper. / Riduci l’uso di molta carta, è possibile scrivere su carta già usata.
Don’t use so much tissues, instead of this, use kitchen towels. / Non utilizzare tanti tovaglioli di carta. Piuttosto, utilizza asciugamani da cucina.
Don’t take fruits/vegetables what are packaged. / Non acquistare frutta/verdura confezionata.
Don’t print everything, just do it if you really need it. / Non stampare tutto, fallo solo se ne hai davvero bisogno.
Reuse - Using an item again after it has been used. / Riusare un oggetto dopo che è stato usato
You can reuse your shopping bags. / È possibile riutilizzare le buste della spesa.
Plastic bottles. / Bottiglie di plastica.
In the world a lot of people use plastic in different ways (plastic bags, bottles, wares). In every minute, people use 1 million plastic bags!
But do they really know the consequences of this utilisation?
Almost 8,8 millions tons of plastics are leaved in the sea. It affects almost 1,5 million of animals per year. Plastic bags that look like jellyfish to these poor creatures, so they think they can eat it.
The plastic isn’t biodegradable it takes almost 600 years to disappear in the nature.
So the best way to stop this, is to reduce this consummation of plastics bags or plastic wares by using paper or glass for example which is a matiere 100% biodegradable.
Or you can also put the plastic in the bin appropriate cause we can do a lot things with little pieces:
Nike did something cool! They used plastic bottles to do T-shirts for football teams. Watch the video how they did it!
HOW TO SORT THE TRASH
DIY PROJECT WEBSITES
Here are some webpages if you need inspiration to do DIY (do it yourself) projects. You can find a lot of them in the internet but here are some suggestions what are really good sites. At least you get some inspiration and new thoughts about what to try next at home! Even if you don’t understand the language, you can watch the pictures.
And of course! The “mother” of crafting and DIY projects is PINTEREST. You just need to write to the search bar what are you looking for and be inspired! (:
HOW SOME COUNTRIES WANT TO SAVE THE PLANET
A lot of countries noticed that to protect the environment we have to act! So let’s see some examples!
•In France a new law establish that in 2020 the use of plastics bags will be banned. Almost 17 billions plastic are distributed in the shop. But most of the time these plastics bags go in the sea after their uses. To replace this, paper and biodegradable bags will be used.
•In the same way, San Francisco has already banned plastics bags and now they go further by forbid to sell bottle water in public area because a lot of them finish in the street. To encourage this way, they will set up fountains and encourage people to go out with a reusable flask.
•In Estonia, a campaign named "Let's do it 2008!" consisted to clean the forests and countryside with the help of the population. Almost 50 000 volunteers participated to this project! This initiative grow up to the world now and it's called "Let's do it world!". You can see more information about this on this website and maybe you will see that it happen in your country too!
•And in an university of United Kingdom, students created a campaign named "Go with the flow!" to encourage people to pee in the shower. With this initiative it will be possible to save almost 12 litres of water who is using each times in the toilets. In Brasil, this initiative has also been encourage in 2009.