The Tablet Jr. > Giving Back to the Environment
BY LUCAS SINGH, GR. 4
St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy
Recycling is everywhere. Sometimes, you don’t see differences between recycling and being wasteful. For example, you see an empty bottle. You don’t see its potential, and you throw it in a bathroom garbage. Sometimes, you can’t see the importance in recycling the little things. When you take out your trash, you see raccoons, but you chase them away, thinking they are making a mess, but they’re not. Raccoons can reuse what humans can’t reuse. They save our world from littering and pollution. This is part of the recycle cycle. Humans, raccoons, and trash are only a few parts of the recycle cycle.
The recycle cycle is how you can reuse things in more than one way. It can help more than just the environment; it can help humans and animals too! Archaeologists play a major role in the recycle cycle. They dig to find things that have been lost for a while. They take the artifacts to museums and sell them for money. The artifacts are used so visitors, in the museums, can learn from what has been used. These are only a few examples of the recycle cycle. There is so much to recycling, that people are still coming up with ideas for it. Try to be one of those people and do your social responsibility to give back to the environment!
The recycle cycle has many parts. It isn’t just about recycling, it’s about helping the environment and humans. Recycling, non-littering, and stopping pollution are only part of the first stage of the recycle cycle. There are two more important parts, which are not being wasteful and volunteering and helping out. Volunteering and helping out helps humans and the earth. For example, a gardener is doing backbreaking work in the hot sun. He has no break. A group of kids came, and gave him food. The kids helped the gardener with his work. A crowd gathered to see what was going on. Soon everyone joined in. Slowly but surely, the gardener’s burden became fun with company. In turn, the gardener invited everyone to dinner. Volunteering combined with kindness can get you far. The kids stopped their fun to give the gardener a meal. Then they took half of the gardener’s work. Soon, the adults came to help the kids. Finally, the kids got dinner. Volunteering is more important than we think it is.
If everything else is too much work for you, do little important things. Picking up trash, turn off a light or faucet when you’re not using them. The recycle cycle is highly important in social responsibility.