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Ready, Set, Recycle!

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On Earth Day, people all around the world help the planet. But you can help the planet anytime. Recycling is an important way to do this. Do you recycle? Read on to learn more about it.

What Can I Recycle?

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Paper can be recycled. So can metal, plastic, and glass. Give those a rinse rinse PW RINSE SOLIDCOLOURS—GETTY IMAGES the act of washing something with just water (noun) Give fruit a rinse before you eat it. first.

Keep It Separated

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Put each material material NANCYBELLE GONZAGA VILLARROYA—GETTY IMAGES what something is made of (noun) She wore a dress of shiny material. into a different bin. This will help recycling centers sort it all out later on.

Here Comes the Truck

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A recycling truck will come to take your materials away. Now they’re headed to a recycling center.

Sorted Out

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The materials will be sorted. They might be compressed compress pw compress KHURUCHON CHANTHANYAKORN/ EYEEM—GETTY IMAGES to make smaller by pressing or squeezing (verb) I compressed my hat by sitting on it. , or crushed. They are on their way to becoming something new.

Try It!

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Use items in a new way without recycling them. Try making a plastic bottle into an instrument. Plant seeds in an old egg carton.

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