What We Can Recycle

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In the second of a four-part instructional activity on reducing one's impact on the environment, kids look at local recycling posters to determine which items are recyclable and which should be reused. For homework, each child takes inventory of his/her refrigerator to figure out how many containers are recyclable. While the instructional activity is based around the city of Tucson's recycling program, most recycling programs are similar. If your local recycling program does not have similar literature, you can still use the included handouts. These could be great Earth Day activities. 

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  • Encourages kids to examine recycling practices in their homes
  • Gives many examples of recyclable materials 

  • Very tailored to Tucson; teachers in other regions would need to supplement with local information