In order to sustain our planet we need to recycle. I am not the most avid recycler, but the current science course I am in has increased my concern for our planet. With the abuse we impose, I am concerned about how long Earth’s environment can provide us with the clean air and water we need for survival. After being educated I am more conscious of the need to recycle. Educating people on why they should recycle is vital in order to change behaviors, habits, and attitudes pertaining to conserving our planet. One of the excuses people use for not recycling is that it is inconvenient, but the benefits of recycling are worth being inconvenienced. Recycling preserve our environment by not releasing harmful gasses from decomposed waste into the environment, which keeps our air clean and healthy to breath. When we recycle paper products, trees are conserved leaving more trees in the environment to purify the air. The materials that do not decompose wash into our rivers, lakes, and oceans polluting our water. By recycling these materials, we preserve our drinking water supplies. Recycling saves land space because less waste is brought to the landfills. In my classroom, educating children on recycling will be a priority. The benefits of recycling will be discussed and modeled throughout the school year. Children need to be taught to recycle so they can help preserve our planet’s environment now and when they become adults.