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Lesson 9: Solutions for Garbage and Hazardous Wastes


The purpose of this activity is to encourage students to develop a sense of duty and possibility that garbage and hazardous wastes can be successfully addressed, even if at a local scale. Students will learn about the Three-R’s (and composting), and then develop an action plan to deal with garbage at a local level, such as in the school offices or cafeteria, or through the local community or neighborhood. Students will explore and discuss traditional and innovative approaches to hazardous and material waste problems, learn to think about presenting information appropriately for their audience, and develop and action plan to address a schoolor community-based waste concern.