Garbage and Recyclingby Helen Orme
Each person in the United States throws away about three-quarters of a ton (.68 metric tons) of garbage every year. What happens to all that garbage? Much of it is buried in landfills. Some of it is burned. Both of these solutions, however, waste natural resources and cause pollution. How can people get rid of their garbage while still caring for the environment? Look inside to find the answer and discover how recycling can help protect the planet.
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