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Be a Garbage Gumshoe
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Students conduct a garbage and recyclables audit as a first step in ...

Students conduct a garbage and recyclables audit as a first step in improving recycling habits.
Students will become aware of what they put into the waste stream and how they can change
their habits. Students will be encouraged to improve their recycling habits by conducting a
garbage and recyclables audit.
Materials needed:
Ten empty paper bags, rubber gloves, weight scale (optional), and copies of “Be a Garbage Gumshoe” investigation activity sheet.

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Activity/Lab
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Solid Waste Division, King County
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King County
Solid Waste Division
Cut Down Paper Waste, Not Trees
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Students characterize the volume of paper that the class throws away. They ...

Students characterize the volume of paper that the class throws away. They will decide how to reduce their paper waste, then implement their plan. Students will discover that reducing waste is the first and most important step in solving
the solid waste problem.

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Activity/Lab
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Solid Waste Division, King County
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King County
Solid Waste Division
Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt
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Students will understand how they and their families can make buying choices ...

Students will understand how they and their families can make buying choices that help
reduce the waste stream. Students will discover packaging choices available for grocery
products by researching a local store’s groceries, and then sharing their lists of items that have the least wasteful packaging.

Subject:
Nutrition
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Solid Waste Division, King County
Author:
King County
Solid Waste Division