A public agency reducing waste in Alameda County
Students learn how trees are harvested to make paper and make recycled paper with reused newspaper.
Students learn about different types of plastic by collecting and examining examples of plastic from home.
Students learn about the lifecycle of a plastic product and the nonrenewable resources used to make it.
Students learn about the natural resources used to make fabric and use math skills to make a quilt square from reused fabric scraps and old magazines.
Students participate in making group decisions for identifying the best choice amoung four alternatives for reusing items.
Students explore the 4Rs hierarchy by looking at the benefits of reusing a plastic bottle before recycling it.
Students practice critical thinking skills while examining their own values related to reducing waste and the consumption of resources.
Students learn how their waste can impact habitat for plants and animals.
Students bring in paper items from home and work in groups to brainstorm ways to reduce the amount of paper they use.
Students learn how to reduce packaging waste by comparing products that have minimal or excessive packaging.