Categorise the materials of the following products into ‘can be recycled’ and ‘cannot be recycled’. Telephone instruments, plastic toys, cooker handles, carry bags, ball point pens, plastic bowls, plastic covering on electrical wires, plastic chairs, electrical switches.


Recycling waste product is very important as it helps in processing waste or used products into useful or new products. Recycling also helps in controlling air, water and land pollution. It uses less energy. There are a number of items that can be recycled. For e.g. Paper, plastic, glass, etc.

List of products that can be recycled and cannot be recycled.

Can be Recycled Cannot be recycled
Plastic chairs Cooker handles
Plastic toys Electrical switches
Plastic bowls telephone
The plastic covering on electrical wires
Carry bags
Ballpoint pens

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