Introduction to recycling for 1st through 5th graders
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This is a presentation that was created for Marshall Lane primary school (Campbell CA) to introduce a new recycling contest, and teach children about waste and the need to recycle, reuse and reduce

This is a presentation that was created for Marshall Lane primary school (Campbell CA) to introduce a new recycling contest, and teach children about waste and the need to recycle, reuse and reduce

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  • It is a competition between grades : the more cans, bottles and ink cartridges you bring the more money you will get to do special projects. Recycling Rules (see flyer)Empty rinsed containers (CRV recyclables only)No milk containers of any kind, no glass.3 bags : separate aluminum, plastic and ink cartridges no matter how small each bag might be.Mark all bags with your grade.
  • Many materials can be recycled, including paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, aluminum, styrofoam...in the blue bin Just look for the recycling symbol on the product's container
  • Buy only what you are going to use or eat Buy smart. Pick the item with less packaging or the one more easily recyclable. Say “No thank you” to any unnecessary item such as plastic bag.
  • Buy reusable items Reusable water bottle (may be used for juice) Cloth bag or napkin (make sure that you bring them back home) Rechargeable batteries... Give or trade things you don't need anymore Books (books exchange Marshall Lane) Toys Clothes...
  • Buy reusable items Reusable water bottle (may be used for juice) Cloth bag or napkin (make sure that you bring them back home) Rechargeable batteries... Give or trade things you don't need anymore Books (books exchange Marshall Lane) Toys Clothes...
  • Composting food scrap produce fertilizer. Meat and milk products are not recommended as they smell and attract animals. You may start a backyard pile with yard trimming and kitchen scraps, adopt some worms in a bin or just burry kitchen scraps in you back yard. It is a very efficient way to cut waste.
  • Composting food scrap produce fertilizer. Meat and milk products are not recommended as they smell and attract animals. You may start a backyard pile with yard trimming and kitchen scraps, adopt some worms in a bin or just burry kitchen scraps in you back yard. It is a very efficient way to cut waste.
  • It is the world's largest landfill, the Patch occupies twice the size of Texas, Home to millions of pieces of garbage (overwhelmingly plastic) 90% of all garbage floating in the ocean is plastic 80% of ocean trash originates on land Of the more than 200 billion pounds of plastic produced annually, 10% ends up in the ocean More than a million birds and marine animals die each year from consuming or becoming caught in plastic and other debris It is the world's largest landfill, the Patch occupies twice the size of Texas, Home to millions of pieces of garbage (overwhelmingly plastic) 90% of all garbage floating in the ocean is plastic 80% of ocean trash originates on land Of the more than 200 billion pounds of plastic produced annually, 10% ends up in the ocean More than a million birds and marine animals die each year from consuming or becoming caught in plastic and other debris
  • Old computers, cell phones, TV or any electrical equipment , batteries and light bulbs contain hazardous materials that need special treatment . Store your old electrical equipments until the next ML e-waste event.They will be dismounted and some parts will be sold and reused. The school will get money. Take your used batteries and light bulbs to a recycling center or participating stores. If you don't know where to go just go to www.earth911.com or call your garbage company.

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  • 1. Friday December 11th First Green Recycling Day at Marshall Lane !
  • 2. What ?
  • 3. Cans and bottles go to a recycling center
  • 4. Plastic  Empty plastic water bottles are worth 5 to 10 cents each!
  • 5. The more your bring the more money we will get !
  • 6. What else can we recycle?
  • 7. Recycle  Many clean materials can be recycled, including paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, aluminum, styrofoam  Put it in recycle bins!!!!  Please no trash !!!
  • 8. Reduce
  • 9. Select Reusable items!
  • 10. Waste-free lunches We can do it!
  • 11. Should these end up in landfills? Many items can be given or traded!
  • 12. What about Composting ?
  • 13. Worms are our friends!
  • 14. Why is it important ? We create garbage every day simply by living
  • 15. The garbage produced by our families would fill this classroom in a month
  • 16. Not every trash is the same!
  • 17. What do we find in a landfill ?
  • 18. Where does all this waste go?
  • 19. From your trash can to...
  • 20. ... landfills
  • 21. How does a landfill work?
  • 22. What are the problems?  Take space  Risk of pollution  Will be here for ever  Nobody wants one  We are wasting resources
  • 23. No all garbage end up in a landfill
  • 24. A lot of plastic ends up in the ocean
  • 25.  Of the more than 200 billion pounds of plastic produced annually, 10% ends up in the ocean The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is currently twice the size of Texas
  • 26. Would you like to go for a swim???
  • 27. • Not all garbage is regular trash !! • Beware the hazardous materials....
  • 28. Old computers, cell phones, batteries, light bulbs… Ha zar dou  Store your old electrical ma s equipments until the next t e ri ML e-waste event and the a ls school will get $$$  Bring used bateries and lightbulbs to recycling store (such as Osh or Home Depot)
  • 29. If you are not sure... www.earth911.com
  • 30. Are you ready ? LET'S DO IT !!!