What definitions do you know? Fill in as many as you can.
Looking at the definitions
Recycle- A used item that can be collected/saved to make a new material.
Recyclable- A item/product that be recycled.
Non-recyclable- A item that cannot be reused.
Landfill- A location where people can get rid of their non-hazardous solid waste.
Waste reduction- To reduce amount of waste that people create.
Incinerators- Incinerators turn waste into gas, ash, and heat energy.
Litter- Unwanted material that people dispose of outside.
Background Information: The importance of recycling
The Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
The Three R’s gives us the chance to support the cause of recycling in our community. This is called the recycling loop. This loops keep materials out of landfills and decreases pollution caused by waste.
How do we recycle?
We can collect (look for the recycle symbol on materials), sort by materials, and create new materials out of recyclables.
Where can we recycle?
We can recycle at home, school, out in the community, or take our materials to recycling centers.
Materials that can be recycled or cannot be recycled.
Paper (cardboard boxes, brown grocery bags, milk cartons, newspaper, copy paper, and junk mail)
Aluminum (soda cans)
Plastic bottles (soda bottles, water bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, bread bags, egg cartons, and ketchup bottles)
Glass (jars, bottles)
Tissue/ paper towels
Yogurt/ fruit cups
Take out containers
Activity: Making a Creature using recyclable items
Look inside your plastic bag. Choose which items are recyclable and which items are non-recyclable. List your items in the chart.
2. Gather all the recyclable items together in a pile.
3. Using only the items you are given, create a recyclable creature to represent the importance of recycling.
After creating your creature, draw your creature in the space provided.
5. Please explain why you choose the materials you did to create your creature.
Looking at the table below, circle the items that are recyclable.
Sponge straw Battery Styrofoam cup Pencil newspaper Plastic bag Plastic bottle Cardboard Aluminum foil Plastic wrap pen Aluminum can sponge