Recycling is important because it helps reduce the pollution cause by waste.
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When you finish doing anything you are doing with plastic, try throwing it away in a blue trash can. Blue trash cans are trash cans designed specifically for plastics (or materials that can be recycled).
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If plastic is not thrown away, it can end up in oceans and it can hurt fishes and other animals that live in the ocean.
Fishes and other animals that live in the ocean can get trapped in the plastic or eat the plastic thinking that is food.
Plastic can also be used to build other things such as toys, etc. Plastic can be used for lots of different things. Not only plastic, but aluminum cans and newspapers can also be recycled. All these things can be used to build new things.