Question 30 - Reading: Level A Practice Test for the TABE Test

This is a two-part question. First, read the material provided and choose an answer to this first question.

Based on the passage provided, how does the author feel about recycling?

A. More people should participate in recycling opportunities to help reduce waste and pollution.
B. Rules about what can be recycled and what can’t may vary from place to place and can be confusing.
C. It’s not worth the time or effort to recycle since it takes more energy to recycle trash than to throw it away.
D. Recycling is good, but reusing items is better.

Keeping your answer to the first question in mind, which of the following sentences from the text provided supports that answer?

Recycling is when you recover scrap or waste and reprocessing the material into useful products. Glass, paper, plastic, and metals such as aluminum and steel are often recycled. Dead plants, fruit and vegetable scraps can be recycled through composting.

It is important not to confuse recycling with reusing, which is where old things, such as clothes, are donated or given a new use instead of being thrown out.

Recycling reduces the amount of trash that ends up in landfills or is burned in incinerators. Another reason people recycle is to reduce the amount of raw materials and energy used in making things. Most of the time, it takes less energy to recycle trash than to throw it away, The Economist says. Recycling can reduce your carbon footprint by helping to minimize the size of landfills around the world and cutting down on smoke and pollutants from trash incineration. It may be the best hope we have to save the planet if more people participate in recycling action.

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