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Service in Schools Libguide: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Each person in the U.S. produces about 4.5 pounds of garbage per day, a world record. While recycling and burning trash provide alternatives to landfills, they each have drawbacks. Reducing and reusing are necessary to decrease the amount of waste produced. 

Read texts below to understand the scope of the waste problem in the U.S. and across the globe, and get ideas for keeping waste out of landfills and waterways. 

Picture Books for Young Readers (ages 3-7)

Non-fiction for Young Readers and All Ages (ages 3 and up)

Non-fiction for Upper Elementary and Middle Grades (ages 8-13)

Non-Fiction for Young Adults (ages 14-17)