Note Making: Recycling Waste

With the increasing human population, the needs of the people also increase. But the point of concern is that are there enough natural resources to serve all your needs. What if these resources finish, this is one thing that we need to ponder upon. We need to start recycling waste to conserve our natural resources. Recycling is simply the process of reusing the items from which utility can still be derived. It is important to recycle waste so that we can at least conserve some of our natural resources for the generations to come.

Many products such as paper, cardboards, and cups come from trees. In fact trees are our natural assets, you can conserve trees by recycling the paper products as by doing so we can minimize the number of trees cut down a year. This is one form of waste recycling. One should understand and know the importance of recycling waste materials. One simple benefit of recycling is that it saves our resources. It will be wise to reuse metal item as metal reserves may be depleting. You can sell your worn out metal items for recycling. As mentioned earlier, recycling of waste papers can save our forests.

Recycling waste will not only save our natural resources but will also help save energy. By simply recycling an item or making a basic fix to it, we can save all the energy that would have been consumed in the process of making it. The same example can be taken with plastic items. A large amount of energy can be saved by simply reusing the plastic items. To recycle waste is to simply reduce pollution. By recycling plastic material, we can reduce air pollution as well as water pollution. Plastic factories produce a large amount of smoke while producing plastic material at the same time, if we don’t have a proper waste disposal system then those waste emissions will cause water pollution. Recycling helps reduce pollution too.

In simple words, recycling waste is essential for both natural environment and humans. To sum up, recycling minimizes the need for raw materials so that the rainforests can be preserved. Great amounts of energy is used when making products from raw materials. Recycling requires much less energy and therefore helps to preserve natural resources. One needs to know the importance of recycling, at the same time being earth friendly can help make our planet a better place to live in.

Q. On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make notes on it using headings and sub-headings.

Recycling Waste

  1. Need for recycling
    1. Increase in human population
    2. Increased needs for natrl. resources
    3. Reusing items
    4. Help in consrving
  2. Recycling wood and metal items
    1. Trees – our natural assets
    2. Recycling of paper can help conserve trees
    3. Reuse of metal a must
    4. Metal reserves depleting
  3. Recycle – Save energy
    1. Can save energy to be used in prodctn
    2. Reduces poll’tn
    3. Recycling plastic can save energy
    4. Free from air and water pollution
  4. Today’s need is recycling
    1. For natural environment and humans
    2. To conserve rainforests
    3. To conserve energy
    4. To save our planet
Key to Abbreviations
1. natrl. – natural
2. consrv’ng – conserving
3. prodctn – production
4. poll’tn – pollution

Q. Write a summary of the above passage in 80 words, using the notes made and also suggest a suitable title.


Recycling waste has become the need of the hour in order to meet the increased needs of humans. Reuse of wooden, metal and plastic items is essential as the natural resources on our planet are depleting. Recycling of waste helps reduce air and water pollution. It also helps in conservation of forest and energy. It minimizes the need for raw materials. If we don’t start recycling today, our future generations may not be able to survive and our planet will became extinct.

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