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School recycle presentation with notes for teachers to encourage children to think about the recycle process

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  1. 1. Recycle The nuts and bolts – and cans and glass – of it
  2. 2. The Recycling area outside a large house What do you notice particularly about the bins?
  3. 3. Look at the cylindrical barrels <ul><li>How has the waste for recycling been sorted? Why do you think this is? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are there lids on the floor? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is in this container? <ul><li>How could it be further sorted? </li></ul><ul><li>Could the contents be stored more efficiently? </li></ul><ul><li>Could the contents of the cans be packaged differently? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Plastics <ul><li>Which part of the contents can’t be recycled? </li></ul><ul><li>Which plastics aren’t included </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think this is? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you recycle plastics on your doorstep? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Glass <ul><li>How could these jars and bottles be further sorted? </li></ul><ul><li>What types of foods are stored in bottles? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Paper <ul><li>Where does the majority of the paper come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Can it be collected from your doorstep or recycled at school </li></ul><ul><li>Could you use it further before sending to recycle </li></ul><ul><li>Is there any paper you can’t recycle? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Glass <ul><li>How do these bottles differ from the previous glass container </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think there is a seasonal influence on glass re-cycling or how about paper </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>How is the user encouraged to sort the waste? </li></ul><ul><li>Could you produce similar labels with clip art and a laminating machine? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Anything included here we haven’t considered yet? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you go to recycle it? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it different from paper? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do to boxes to help in transportation? </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Dustbin <ul><li>What of the traditional dustbin? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it now redundant? </li></ul><ul><li>Has the grey wheelie bin taken over? </li></ul><ul><li>How could we put it to better use? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Look again at the first shot <ul><li>How many of the containers are recycled themselves? </li></ul>
  13. 13. And what do you think this basket is used for?
  14. 14. Bio waste Biodegradable waste is best dealt with in the home. Collected in the kitchen in a container with a lid it can then be turned into compost in the garden with zero carbon footprint
  15. 15. Sourcing Vegetables and meat sourced locally has minimum carbon impact, provide jobs for locals and have a minimum of packaging How many different vegetables can you identify There are seven
  16. 16. Synthesis <ul><li>Recycling is easy </li></ul><ul><li>Be organised </li></ul><ul><li>Think about what you are doing </li></ul><ul><li>Strive to make it better </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to spend some down breaking down materials </li></ul><ul><li>Bio waste can be turned into compost in your garden and even used to grow more vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Waste bags are not ripped open by foxes and will not attract vermin if they do not contain food – an all round winner </li></ul>
  17. 18. Notes for teachers <ul><li>2. The first slide encourages students to think about the large number of bins – for sorting – but also that only one grey bin exists. This family [of four] generates one black bag of household waste per week. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 3 – The intention is for the students to think about the various different materials that can be recycled – they may not have realised that drinks cartons are made fro card – see tetrapak website. The lids keep out the rain, keep the waste clean – making handling easier – and stop animals digging around. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 4 – Cans could be stored better if they are crushed. They are further sorted into steel and aluminium in the factory [using a magnet]. Animal food is now often offered in sachets – more expensive, convenient but unable to re-cycle. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 5 – The tops of plastic bottles can’t be recycled as recovery is too complex. At the moment mainly drinks bottles can be reclaimed, the type of plastic is often embossed on the bottom but they are not profitable to collect from doorsteps. Automated plants recycle the plastic to make things such as fleece jackets. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 6 – Glass is sorted by colour – white, green and brown. Usually it contains grocery products which need to be re-sealed but have moderate shelf lives. Increasingly these are being replaced with squeezy plastic containers. Not a problem if they are re-filled. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 7 – Most paper comes as post or newspapers. You cant recycle envelopes with windows and if you join the Mailing preference service should reduce posted advertising. You can recycle it everywhere, including school but if you use the plain reverse side use can be reduced by 50%. Card must be separated </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 8 makes the point that a wide variety of bottles are generated by drinking alcohol especially at Christmas and during he summer. Alternatives such as boxes of beer and wine use much less glass. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 9 encourages you to make recycling attractive and accessible to all – including your guests </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 10 – reiterates that card can also be recycled – about a wheelie bin full per term. It needs to separated and often take by personal car to the recycle depot although some paper bins will take both – ask your operator as the signage is often wrong. Boxes are much easier if they are separated at the seams and folded flat. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 11 – Your old dustbin could make an excellent recycling depot of your own </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 12 – the three wheelie bins were all abandoned, the tubs had chlorine for a local swimming pool, old milk crate, shopping basket and horse feed tub – all reused </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 13 – the basket sits in the kitchen and is used to carry out the recycling to eventually sort. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 14 – introduces the concept of linking food to carbon use – food miles </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 15 finishes with seven local vegetables – Brussels sprouts, potatoes [new and old], leeks, turnip/swede, parsnip, carrots and parsnip. All are stored inside the kitchen door. </li></ul>