We can recycle glass, paper, plastic and metal. We can also put left over food into our compost to use in a garden. Can you put the rubbish in the correct recycle bin?

In the UK:

  • Cans are usually made of aluminium.
  • Jars are usually made of glass.
  • Bottles are made of glass or plastic.
  • Soft drinks are usually sold in plastic bottles.
  • Alcoholic drinks like beer and wine are usually sold in glass bottles.
  • Compost is made up of vegetables, fruit and waste from the garden. We can use compost to put on our gardens to help plants grow.


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Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1


Interesting, I just got to know that tea bag can be source of compost. And olive oil is in a bottle glass :D
Let's move on

I try to recycle all kinds of wrappings, papers, glass, cans, plastic, organic material like the rest of vegetables, fruits, etc. It's a simple job, you only need a few spaces to store the different garbage bins, and when they are full take them to the appropriate containers that are on the street.
All the best

That's good for our life when we do recycle things.

What does mean compost and where does it

Hello Beyt,

You can find definitions and examples of this and many other words in the dictionary. There's a handy Cambridge Dictionary search box in the grey area on the right side of this page.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

thank alot mr Krik for your useful website.
I have a suggestion that use navigation at the end of each articles and it can to go faster in true way of education.My english level is low sorry if I make a mistake in my comment.

Hi sinakhoshdel,

Thank you for your suggestion, which we will note and consider next time we look at how the site functions.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

how tea bags will be use in compost?

Hello ahmed mohsen,

The tea leaves are organic, and the little bit of paper and string that are used also decompose along with the rest of the organic materials in the compost. Some tea bags aren't suitable, however.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team