Attending the trip to SIMS recycling center was a very interesting and eye opening experience. The guided tour showed the process that discarded materials such as plastic, metals and glass go through. I learned that one of their main ideas for creating this facility is to import and export materials mostly by barge, in order to reduce the amount of waste truck traffic throughout the city. Aside from creating less pollution throughout the city, it’s also designed to care for our marine life. The city specifically added reefs to provide new habitat for marine life. In addition, it’s fascinating to know that SIMS recycling center handles most of the cities recyclables up to 20,000 tons a month.