Recycling

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What are three things that can be recycled?
Metals, paper and plastics.
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How would recycling metals benefit the environment?
Less CO2 for mining and extracting would be produced.
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How would recycling paper benefit the environment?
Prevents deforestation as less trees wouldhave to be cut down.
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How would recycling plastics benefit the environment?
They're made from crude oil so recycling would conserve oil resources.
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What are some problems with recycling?
Equipment needed is expensive. Still uses energy for things like collecting, sorting and cleaning. Some materials take a long time to sort out.Quality of resources won't be as good. Some materials can only be recycled a certain amount of times.
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How do the UK plan to increase recycling?
By making new laws for example, cars ahve to be made form 95% recyclable materials.
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How would recycling metals benefit the environment?

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How would recycling paper benefit the environment?

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How would recycling plastics benefit the environment?

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