what is rubbish?
Rubbish is everything that you throw away or no longer have a use for.
is anything from an empty crisp packet to a broken toy.
can be solid, liquid or gas.
use the word 'waste' when talking about rubbish.
talk about three different sorts of rubbish:
is made up of different substances and materials:
domestic - rubbish from households
industrial and commercial - rubbish from factories, offices, shops and schools
hazardous - rubbish which needs to be disposed of in a careful way to prevent
pollution. For example, chemicals used to make paint
biodegradable rubbish - breaks down naturally in the environment and eventually
disappears. For example, left-over food and paper
non-biodegradable rubbish - does not break down naturally in the environment.
For example, drinks cans and plastic bottles
Certain laws ensure that rubbish
is disposed of in a responsible way. For example, if chemicals find their way
into rivers or streams they can cause harmful pollution, which may kill wildlife.
If rubbish from dustbins is allowed to overflow then the streets become filled
one person's rubbish could be someone else's treasure. Your old toys or clothes
that you have grown out of can be passed on to a charity shop.
Think of something you threw away recently that could have been reused.