Paper, metal, and glass are all commonly recycled items. Most cities have a recycling program in place to make it easier for residents to contribute items to the process. But waste is still a big problem! Readers will be encouraged to reduce, reuse, and recycle containers and items that they are done using or have used up. Science and social studies content offers a look at what happens to each material as it’s recycled, including the cool process of composting food and other organics. From fact boxes highlighting the ecological issues surrounding waste and recycling to sidebars giving up-close information about more technical topics, the knowledge readers will gain can help them be better informed about how their actions—and the waste they produce—affect Earth. Full-color photographs will drive home the importance of reducing landfills, as well as amaze readers at what recycling can create.