United States
             Environmental Protection
             Agency
             Solid Waste
             and Emergency Response
             (5306W)
EPA530-B-97-004
October 1997
http://www.epa.gov
&EPA
A Resource Guide of Solid
Waste Educational  Materials

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                                 Contents


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Introduction  	i

Solid Waste Educational Materials	 1

Glossary 	 27

Index of Bibliographic References by Key Word	 29

Index of Bibliographic References by Format  	 36

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                                      Introduction
Solid waste issues are an important part of many science and environmental education classes. To help
teachers and students identify resources for teaching and learning about solid waste, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Solid Waste compiled this guide of nearly 50 solid
waste-related educational materials. The materials were developed by industry associations, educational
institutes, state governments, environmental groups, and other organizations.

The guide includes curricula, activity guides, videos, and Internet sites that contain information on a
variety of solid waste topics such as source reduction, recycling, reuse, household hazardous waste, and
composting (see the Index by Key Word for a complete list of solid waste topic areas covered). All of the
materials can be used in a classroom or after-school setting by teachers and students in kindergarten
through 12th grade.

In evaluating materials to include in the bibliography, EPA used the following criteria:

       • Contains information on key solid waste topic areas
       • Contains recent information (i.e., 1990 or later)
       • Contains information for teachers and students

EPA would like to  learn from you of additional solid waste-related educational materials. Feel free to
send a review copy of an educational material to EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
(RCRA) Information Center at the  address below. EPA will periodically update this bibliography to
include additional materials that meet the above criteria.
       RCRA Information Center (5305W)
       U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
       401M Street, SW.
       Washington, DC 20460
       E-mail: rcra-docket@epamail.epa.gov
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides this document for informational
purposes. Provision of this guide by EPA does not constitute or imply endorsement or
recommendation for use of the businesses, products, or services listed or described in this
document.
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                    Solid Waste  Educational  Materials
Title:
Publisher:
Date Published:
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Abstract:
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Garbage

Disney Educational Productions
105 Terry Drive, Suite 120
Newton, PA 18940-3425
800295-5010

1996

$49.95

Students in grades 3 through 8

Video

Composting, hazardous waste, household hazardous waste, industrial waste,
littering, packaging issues, product life cycle, recycling, reuse, solid waste
management,
source reduction

In this video, Bill Nye and his troop of young scientists tackle the issue of garbage
during 26 minutes of fast-paced practical information. The participants explain how
all living things produce waste, but that the amount and the type of waste that
humans produce pose a threat to other organisms. Nye distinguishes between
biodegradable and nonbiodegradable waste and advises viewers on how to reduce,
reuse, and recycle before filling more landfill space. The program covers a wide
range  of related topics, including pollution, hazardous waste disposal, and
threatened animals. The video concludes with a clever parody of Aretha Franklin's
song, "RESPECT," entitled "RECYCLE." The tape also includes an episode on
biodiversity.
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Closing the Loop: Integrated Waste Management Activities for
School and Home (K through 12 Edition)

Chadbourne & Chadbourne, Inc.
18554 Raskins Road
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023-1823
216 543-7303 or 800 484-7949+1993
1993

$32 plus $3 shipping and handling

Teachers of grades K through 12
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Format:           Curriculum

Key Words:       Composting, hazardous waste, household hazardous waste, littering, packaging
                   issues, recycling, reuse, solid waste management, source reduction

Abstract:          This comprehensive 439-page curriculum includes activities that can be adjusted for
                   different grade levels and across subject areas. Activities cover issues such as
                   solid waste; alternatives to incineration and landfilling; developing a school
                   reduction, reuse, and recycling program; and ozone depletion. The curriculum also
                   includes several activities that students can perform at home to learn about waste
                   management. It can be used in conjunction with the Administrator's Manual ($14),
                   a handbook for schools to use in planning, designing, and implementing a waste
                   management program. The curriculum is also available in Spanish.
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Come Along to Trash-to-Treasure Land

Environmental Hazards Management Institute
10 Newmarket Road
Durham, NH 03 824
603 868-1496 or 800 558-EHMI

1996

$0.75 each; minimum order of 100

Students in grades K through 3

Coloring book/Activity guide

Composting, recycling, reuse, source reduction

This 12-page coloring and activity book introduces children to reducing, reusing,
and recycling. It includes a crossword puzzle, word search, maze, and space for
children to draw their own pictures.
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Community Activity Sheets

Steel Recycling Institute
Foster Plaza, Number 10
680 Andersen Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15220-2700
800 876-SCRI

1997

No cost

Teachers and students in grades K through 6, community groups

Activity guide
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KeyWords:      Recycling

Abstract:         These sheets lead young people through various exercises, games, and explanations
                  that help them learn about recycling steel and other materials.
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Composting Matters

Environmental Hazards Management Institute
10 Newmarket Road
Durham, NH 03 824
603 868-1496 or 800 558-EHMI

1995

$0.75; minimum order of 100

Students in grades K through 3

Coloring book/Activity guide

Composting

This 12-page coloring and activity book includes information about what can and
cannot be composted, how compost piles should be maintained, and what can be
done with finished compost.
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Cornell Composting/Composting in Schools

The Cornell Waste Management Institute
Cornell Center for the Environment
http://www.cfe.cornell.edu/compost/schools.html

April 1997

No cost

Teachers and students in grades K through 12

Internet site

Composting, recycling

This Web site  provides a variety of resources for teachers and students. For
teachers, it provides background information on composting, lab activities for the
classroom (such as monitoring the composting process or observing compost
invertebrates), information on indoor composting (such as classroom activities
involving worm composting). It also suggests activities to incorporate composting
lessons into language arts, math, sciences, geography, social studies, and other
subject areas. For students, this site provides fun and interesting sites such as
information about "weird and unusual composting."
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Cycles for Science: Materials for High School Science

Steel Recycling Institute
Foster Plaza, Number 10
680 Andersen Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15220-2700
800 876-SCRI

1996

$12.75 each

Teachers of grades 9 through 12

Curriculum

Composting, recycling

This high-school curriculum supplement targets different subject areas, including
biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. Topics include composting with
worms, sorting commingled metals, and prospecting for ore. The series also
includes information about community volunteer projects, such as school recycling
appliance recycling, and food salvage.
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Development and Environmental Education Curriculum Directory

The American Forum for Global Education
http://eelink.umich.edu/ncode/html.dir/

1995

$4 to $8

Teachers and students in grades K through 12

Internet site

Household hazardous waste, recycling, solid waste management

This site includes a list of environmental education resources in science, social
studies, arts, and other subject areas. Many of these resources deal with global
interrelated environmental issues and discuss waste or resource use. Only a few
resources under the heading "social studies" are directly related to waste, however.
These resources include documents that can be ordered about household wastes,
recycling, and space garbage. Resources listed also include books and multimedia
materials produced by a variety of publishers, including Concern, Inc., and Cornell
University.
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E2: Environment and Education/Environmental ACTION

E2: Environment and Education
800872-1100
Fax: 914 328-5487
http: //www. enviroaction.org/action .html

1997

$5.95 per book for student and $13.95 per book for teacher. (Discounts provided for
quantity orders.)

Teachers of grades 5 through 12

Curriculum

Composting, household hazardous waste, recycled or green products, recycling,
reuse, source reduction

Environmental ACTION is a science-based interdisciplinary environmental
curriculum for middle and secondary school students. The curriculum provides
students and teachers with a step-by-step process for learning about environmental
issues and their impact on human health and environmental quality. The program
contains six modules. One of these, "Waste Reduction," covers recycling,
composting, waste reduction, and waste management. Another, "Chemicals:
Choosing Wisely," covers household hazardous wastes and environmentally
friendly alternatives to them. Each module includes a teacher's resource guide and
student edition. Information for teachers includes how to use the program, time
requirements, crosscurricular activities, and more (click on "Teacher Information").
Student information also is provided, including one section on "Buying Green."
Users of the page can learn how to purchase the curriculum by clicking on
"Ordering Information."
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EarthAware:  Environmental Awareness Software

EnviroAccount Software
605 Sunset Court
Davis, CA 95616
http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/go/earthaware/

1995

$49.95 (Macintosh) or $69.96 (Windows). Software can be ordered via the Internet
address. (Discounts provided for quantity orders.)

Teachers and students in grades 7 through 12

Computer software

Hazardous waste, household hazardous waste, packaging issues, product life cycle,
recycled or green products, solid waste management
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Abstract:
EarthAware inspires students to think about their resource use through a series of
activities relevant to the environment. This program has six sections, including
"Consumerism" and "Waste." Each section contains questions with answers,
information, and resources. After each section, an analysis screen summarizes the
EarthAware score. Each user receives a score, a rating, a carbon dioxide budget,
and recommendations for areas to be improved. This software is described and
advertised on the Web site listed above.
Title:             Eco-Detectives: Teaching About the Economics of the
                  Environment
Publisher:        National Council on Economics Education
                  1140 Avenue of the Americas
                  New York, NY 10036
                  800338-1192
                  http://www.perc.org/eco.htm
Date Published:  1996
Cost:             $15
Audience:        Teachers and students in grades 7 through 12
Format:          Curriculum
Key Words:      Recycling, reuse, solid waste management
Abstract:         Eco-Detectives is an 18-lesson curriculum that introduces students to a productive
                  way of thinking about environmental problems, including solid waste. The lessons
                  address environmental problems as mysteries worthy of investigation. A sample
                  chapter is provided on the Web site listed above.
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ENC Resource Finder
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
http://www.enc.org/
No date provided
Varies
Teachers of grades K through 12
Internet site
Composting, hazardous waste, packaging issues, recycling, reuse, solid waste
management
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this clearinghouse is a repository for
information on math and science curriculum materials. Upon reaching this site,
users should type "waste" into the search engine. What follows is a list of more than
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                   400 resources, although not every one is about waste. Those that cover waste are
                   produced by a variety of sources including industry, teacher associations, and local
                   or state governments. Resources include multimedia products (including CD-
                   ROMs) print publications, and posters that cover a wide variety of subject areas.
                   For example, one resource is a lesson developed for grades 8 through 11 that
                   teaches students how to safely dispose of a hazardous waste by using pertinent data
                   on the chemical's physical and hazardous  properties obtained from Material Data
                   Safety Sheets or personal observation. Other topics include underground storage
                   tanks, recycling at school, landfills (including making an edible landfill),
                   composting, recycling, and reuse. Each listing provides a description of the
                   resource, the grades it targets, the cost for ordering, and other information.
Title:

Publisher:
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Date Published:
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Abstract:
Environmental Education: Compendium for Integrated Waste
Management

California Integrated Waste Management Board
8800 Cal Center Drive, MS 12
Sacramento, CA 95826
916255-2826
50253001

1993

No cost
Teachers of grades K through 12
Compendium

Household hazardous waste, recycling, solid waste management
This 100-page compendium of waste management instructional materials contains
information that aids teachers in acquiring accurate and up-to-date curricula that
portray the waste management challenges and dilemmas facing many communities.
In addition to providing ordering information, this compendium includes summaries
of the educational exercises involved in each curriculum, teacher/peer review report
cards or evaluations of the curriculum, and samples of some of the activities for
students. The book is divided into categories of educational materials appropriate
for different grade levels. Materials may require some degree of adaptation for use
depending on the students' geographical location.
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Abstract:
Environmental Protection on Native American Lands

The Center for Indian Community Development
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
707826-3711

1995

$25 donation requested

Teachers of grades 1 through 12

Curriculum

Composting, hazardous waste, history of garbage, household hazardous waste,
packaging issues, recycled or green products, recycling, solid waste management,
source reduction, sustainability

This 300-page curriculum is targeted at teachers of Native American children on
rural tribal lands. It includes 52 lessons and related activities on various topics,
including solid waste, hazardous waste, recycling, composting, and vermiculture. It
also includes lessons on air and water pollution. Student worksheets, "problem"
sheets, and survey forms are included, as are suggested curriculum areas, teaching
times, and materials required for each lesson or activity.
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E Patrol

E Patrol Foundation (International Organization for Kids)
http://www.sprint.com/epatrol/

1995

No cost

Teachers and students in grades K through 12

Internet site

Recycling

The E Patrol Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization created to
help teach children how to solve and prevent environmental problems. Through
identification with this international group, students can share information and
successful programs and be recognized for their efforts. This Web site offers the
opportunity for students to test their knowledge on waste reduction issues. It also
allows teachers to request information, including an extensive environmental
curriculum now being used in camps, youth organizations, and schools.
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"Garbage Grows Great Plants" in Science and Children, Vol. 33,
No. 7, pp. 20-22, 35

National Science Teachers Association
1840 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201-3000
800 722-NSTA

April 1996

$6.50 to $7  for back issue (limited quantity). Call for permission to photocopy for
other than classroom use.

Teachers of grades K through 12

Article

Composting

This four-page magazine article provides a recipe for teaching students about
compost in the classroom. A teacher recounts his experience setting up a
composting lesson with his eighth grade class. He describes introducing the
students to the concepts of recycling and composting, relating the subject of
composting to lesson plans in sixth through eighth grade, discussing what
composting is used for, developing a recipe for materials to use in compost,
bringing in materials and using materials generated at school for compost, and
recording scientific  observations in changes in the compost pile. The author also
explains how his students used the final product on landscaped areas at school.
Title:
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Garbology: Activities for Students K through 12

Office of Environmental Education
Florida Gulfcoast University
1311 Paul Russell Road, Suite 201A
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850 487-7900

1990

No cost for one copy

Teachers of grades K through 12

Activity book

Composting, reuse, solid waste management

This 50-page book provides step-by-step instructions for classroom-tested
approaches to hands-on teaching. It provides a number of activities using plastic
beverage bottles, including constructing bottle greenhouses, terrariums, and
aquariums. The book also provides activities that deal specifically with solid waste,
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                   such as a compost column and mini-landfills. The premise is to reuse items for
                   teaching science.
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The Global Thinking Project

Department of Middle/Secondary Education and Instructional Technology
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303
404651-2518
http: //teaparty .terc. edu/comweb/globalthinking/home/globthinking .htm

No date provided

$75 per school year. Teacher's Guide is $35.

Teachers and students in grades 5 through 12, after-school leaders

Project kit

Solid waste management

The Global Thinking Project (GTP) is a "hands across the globe" education project
that provides students and teachers with the opportunity to participate in
environmental study and to communicate with students and teachers in other
countries. During the course of the project, students learn to monitor and analyze
important physical and biological aspects of their environment such as weather,
climate change, air pollution, acid rain, ozone, solid waste management, and global
warming. They are given a kit to help them conduct these activities. Teachers can
use GTP in a variety of settings, including science and social studies classes, after-
school or club activities, and community groups such as the Girl Scouts. GTP has
created cross-cultural teaching materials that have been field tested in more than
100 schools and with thousands of students over the past 7 years.
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The Great Minnesota Garbage Game

Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance
520 Lafayette Road North, Second Floor
Saint Paul, MN 55155-4100
612 215-0232 or 800 877-6300
Fax:612215-0246

1992

No cost for a 2-week loan. Borrower pays return postage.

Students in grades 7 through 12

Video
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Key Words:       Composting, hazardous waste, household hazardous waste, littering, packaging
                   issues, product life cycle, recycled products, recycling, recycling economics, reuse,
                   solid waste management, source reduction

Abstract:          This 16-minute video is a companion piece to the Office of Environmental
                   Assistance's "What a Waste" curriculum for the secondary grades (see page 25). In
                   a game format, the narrator presents students with five waste management problems
                   and then challenges them to find solutions.  The problems include methods of
                   garbage disposal, ways to reduce packaging, and requirements for running a
                   recycling program. The interactive format assigns point values for either individual
                   or group participants and rewards students for creative responses.
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The HenryCycle Special

The Media Guild
11722 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite E
San Diego, CA 92121
800 886-9191 or 619 755-9191
Fax:619755-4931

99822

1996

$225 (Discounts provided for quantity orders.)

Students in grades K through 4

Video

Composting, packaging issues, recycled products, recycling, recycling
economics, reuse, source  reduction

This award-winning 23-minute animated video features the adventures of
HenryCycle, "the superhero of recycling." Henry and the colorful characters of Ima
Hippo and Brown Derby Burglar show how purchasing peanut butter in larger jars
or switching from paper plates to china can make a difference. The video is an
entertaining story for younger elementary students that offers tips on recycling,
shows how to cut down on waste around the house and in the yard, and gives ideas
to reduce waste on every trip to the store.
Title:              "Ideas: Recycling" in Arithmetic-Teacher, Vol. 41, No. 9,
                   pp. 534-543

Publisher:         National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
                   1906 Association Drive
                   Reston,VA 20191-1593
                   800235-7566
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May 1994

$4 for article reprint, plus $3 shipping and handling

Teachers of grades K through 8

Article

Recycling

This 10-page article focuses on the connections among mathematics, the
environment, and the conservation of natural resources. Each activity provides
opportunities for communicating, reasoning, and problem solving as students
become personally involved in conserving natural resources. The activities help
students incorporate aspects of sorting, graphing, measuring, and collecting into
their work. Students will also learn to interpret data, evaluate consumer habits, and
apply the concepts they have learned.
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Innovations for Science Classrooms

Science and the Environment
Voyage Publishing
901 North Columbus Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703 299-9575
http://www.voyagepub.com/publish/innovate.htm

No date provided

No cost

Teachers of grades K through 12

Internet site

Hazardous waste, solid waste management

This site presents five educational activities that can be implemented as 1- to 2-
week units or 2- to 3-day mini-units. The principal idea behind each of these
environmental activities is to elicit critical thinking skills (imagination, analysis,
synthesis, and integration) from students through an interactive environment.
Activities include a debate, a problem and solution exercise, a geographic game, an
exercise about consumer choices and the environment, and environmental
"Jeopardy." Each of these exercises can be used to teach about any environmental
topic, including any aspect of solid or hazardous waste.
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Title:
Kidswheel™ on Hazardous Household Products
Publisher:        Environmental Hazards Management Institute
                  10 Newmarket Road
                  Durham, NH 03 824
                  603 868-1496 or 800 558-EHMI

Date Published:  1995

Cost:             $1.59; minimum order 10

Audience:        Students in grades 4 through 6

Format:          Information wheel

KeyWords:      Household hazardous waste

Abstract:         This colorful wheel educates students about potentially hazardous products at home
                  and school, including paints, arts and crafts products, pesticides, and household
                  cleaners. Information about the products' hazardous properties is included, as well
                  as suggestions for less toxic alternatives. The wheel emphasizes the necessity of
                  reading product labels to identify hazardous properties.
Title:

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"A Lesson Plan on Recycling" in EPA Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3,
pp. 54-56

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20460
800 424-9346 or 703 412-9810

EPA530-K-95-007

July/August 1992

No cost

Teachers of grades 7 through 12

Curriculum

Recycling, solid waste management

This three-page lesson plan covers some of the major topics regarding recycling and
solid waste management, including defining municipal solid waste (MSW),
discussing the disposal of MSW, defining recycling, and discussing what materials
are recyclable. It provides instructions and suggestions for the teacher, such as how
to explain the recycling symbol, as well as ideas for conducting classroom
activities.
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Less Waste in the First Place: Six Lessons on Packaging and
Source Reduction

Flexible Packaging Educational Foundation
Attention: Publication Manager
1090 Vermont Avenue, NW., Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005-4960
202 842-3880

1994

$5 for members, $10 for nonmembers, free to classroom instructors

Teachers of grades K through 12

Activity guide

Packaging issues, product life cycle, source reduction

The lessons contained in this 48-page guide provide students with a basic
understanding of the scientific and environmental principles that govern package
design and development. By completing the activities that accompany each of the
lesson plans, students will be able to define a package and describe its functions,
differentiate among types of packages, describe how modern packaging evolved,
understand the scientific, social, and environmental considerations that affect the
design of a package, discuss how packaging helps consumers reduce the amount of
garbage they throw away, define and identify different types of barriers to reducing
waste, and define source reduction. The lessons are intended to supplement existing
curricula in science, ecology, and home economics.
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MOBIUS Curriculum: Understanding the Waste Cycle
(Third Edition)

Browning-Ferris Industries
Attention: Community Affairs
757 North Eldridge
P.O. Box 3151
Houston, TX 77253
281 870-7461

1995

No cost

Teachers of grades 4 through 6

Curriculum

Composting, history of garbage, packaging issues, recycling, reuse, solid waste
management, source reduction, sustainability
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                   helps students learn about the cyclical nature of the environment. Students learn
                   about landfills, incinerators, composting, recycling, groundwater contamination, the
                   history of garbage, and packaging choices. The curriculum provides lessons for
                   each topic area that outline the concepts and skills addressed, materials needed,
                   materials supplied, and instructions. It also provides topics for class discussion,
                   science activities, and math and logic problems. It also includes team-building and
                   leadership activities.
Title:              The Museum of Solid Waste and Energy

Publisher:        National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project Headquarters
                   P.O. Box 2518
                   Reston, VA20195
                   703 471-6263

Date Published:   1997

Cost:              $3.50

Audience:        Teachers of grades 5 through 9

Format:           Activity book

Key Words:       Composting, packaging issues, recycling, reuse, solid waste management, source
                   reduction

Abstract:          The NEED Project is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to educating students,
                   teachers, and the community about energy and environmental issues. Using this 60-
                   page activity guide, students create a museum with eight exhibits, or "stations," on
                   different solid waste and energy topics. They work in small groups of two to four
                   students to prepare each exhibit. Background information on each of the topics is
                   provided; students decide which displays to include and write scripts for how the
                   displays will be presented to other students.
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Nature's for Me

Steel Recycling Institute
Foster Plaza, Number 10
680 Andersen Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15220-2700
800 876-SCRI

1994

$12

Teachers of grades K through 3

Activity guide
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KeyWords:       Recycling

Abstract:          Geared towards young children, this activity guide provides interactive exercises,
                   reference materials, and extension activities (including crafts, poetry, and songs)
                   that give children the opportunity to develop skills in classification, numbers,
                   representation, time, and spacial relations. Items relevant to solid waste include two
                   recycling coloring activities and recycling awareness lesson plans.
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Nature's Recyclers

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Education Section
Recycling Publications CE/6
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707
608266-2711

IE043

1991

No cost for one copy

Teachers of grades K through 12

Activity guide

Composting, recycling

This 30-page activity guide introduces students to the notion that recycling is a part
of nature. Activities help students draw the connection between natural and human
recycling and illustrate the role people play in recycling natural resources.
Activities are designed for both home and school. Games, crafts, and plays are also
included. A coloring book (publication number IE042) is also available.
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Abstract:
Newton's Apple: Garbage

KTCA Twin Cities Public Television, 3M, and National Science Teachers
Association
http://www.ktca.org/newtons/ll/garbage.html
1996

No cost

Teachers and students in grades K through 12
Internet site
History of garbage, packaging issues, recycling, reuse, solid waste management

This classroom exercise provides general information about garbage, municipal
solid waste, recycling, and disposal. It presents thought questions, a list of
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                   vocabulary words, additional sources of information, materials needed for the
                   exercise, and instructions. It also suggests ideas for other activities.
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Newton's Apple: Hazardous Materials

KTCA Twin Cities Public Television, 3M, and National Science Teachers
Association
http://www.ktca.org/newtons/13/hazmat.html

1996

No cost

Teachers and students in grades K through 12

Internet site

Hazardous waste

This classroom exercise presents information about spills and hazardous wastes,
discussion questions, key words and definitions, additional resources, and a
classroom activity in which students build a lakeshore and try to stop hazardous
waste from spreading through it. The activity includes a list of materials needed
and instructions. Additional classroom ideas  are presented as well.
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The No Waste Anthology: A Teacher's Guide to Environmental
Activities, K through 12

California Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Office of External Affairs
PO Box 806 (HQ-5)
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806
916324-3614

1991

$10

Teachers of grades K through 12

Activity book

Composting, hazardous waste, household hazardous waste, littering, packaging
issues, recycling, reuse, source reduction

This 320-page teacher's manual is organized into three sections: natural resources
and pollution, solid waste, and hazardous waste. Numerous activities covering a
range of solid and hazardous waste topics appear in each section. Each activity
provides background information, procedures, and discussion questions. Goals,
subjects covered, classroom time needed, and materials required are also presented.
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Title:
Publisher:
                   Several of the activities are taken from other sources (several of which predate
                   1990), and all of the activities have been field tested and peer reviewed.
                   "Primary Place: Math Projects that Count" in Instructor, Vol. 102,
                   No. 8, pp. 56 and 63

                   Scholastic, Inc.
                   Attn: Marilyn Small
                   555 Broadway
                   New York, NY 10012-3999
                   800325-6149

Date Published:   May/June 1993

Cost:              Write for permission to photocopy

Audience:         Teachers of grades K through 4

Format:           Article

KeyWords:       Recycling, reuse

Abstract:          This two-page article describes three simple projects that integrate elementary
                   arithmetic principles with recycling and reuse activities. Two of the projects involve
                   estimating, measuring, and the use of graph paper; the third project teaches how to
                   use commonly found recyclables to construct an object. The goals of these exercises
                   are to combine mathematics skills and recycling knowledge and also to encourage
                   recycling if the classroom is currently not participating in recycling efforts.
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                   "Project Reconstruct" in Science and Children, Vol. 31, No. 7,
                   pp. 25-28

                   National Science Teachers Association
                   1840 Wilson Boulevard
                   Arlington, VA 22201-3000
                   800 722-NSTA

                   April 1994

                   $6.50 to $7.00 for back issue. Call for permission to photocopy.

                   Teachers of grades K through 8

                   Article

                   Packaging issues, recycling, reuse

                   This four-page article presents a hands-on classroom activity. It is a
                   multidisciplinary unit that integrates language, science, mathematics, computers,
                   and artistic expression. Students monitor their use of trash, input and analyze
                   information with a database and computerized graphics, and reconstruct extinct or
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                   endangered animals. Students are asked to monitor certain recyclable items
                   generated by their household for 1 week. These data are entered into the database
                   for analysis with bar charts and pie graphs. In the end, students use recyclable
                   materials to create an art project. The article describes the process used to teach a
                   second-grade class about extinct and endangered animals; the human impact on the
                   environment; and the role of packaging, recycling, and reuse in protecting the
                   environment.
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Recycle City

EPA Region 9
http://www.epa.gov/region09/recyclecity/

1997

No cost

Students in grades K through 12

Internet site

Composting, hazardous waste, industrial waste, recycled or green products,
recycling, reuse, solid waste management, source reduction, unit
pricing

This site provides a graphic of a town. Users can click on different parts of the
town—such as the hazardous waste center, auto wrecking yard, or manufacturing
plant—to learn detailed information about many aspects of recycling, reuse, and
waste reduction. This site also provides a game in which students are responsible
for managing and cleaning up Dumptown to turn it into Recycle City. Students
learn about the current waste stream, recovered waste, and a variety of hazardous
waste management programs. They also learn about municipal budgeting. All of the
games and locations have been designed to enable a teacher to match different goals
with lessons being taught in  class. The "Activities" section recommends ways to
use this site in the classroom.
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Recycle This!

The Dow Chemical Company
2040 Dow Center
Midland, MI 48674
800441-4369

1990

No cost

Students in grades 4 through 12

Video
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Key Words:       Recycling, reuse, solid waste management, source reduction

Abstract:         This 37-minute video uses music, skits, and a game show entitled "Environmental
                   Jeopardy" to discuss the dangers of rapidly depleting landfill space. Beginning with
                   the theme song of "We Didn't Start the Landfills," the film presents statistics on
                   plastic, glass, and aluminum recycling as well as information on biodegradable
                   substances and their contribution to landfill space. Although the music and movie
                   references are slightly outdated for students currently in grades 4 through 12, the
                   format is fun and engaging.  Actors play several different characters on a high
                   school stage and involve their student audience in the production.
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Recycling Slide Show

Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology
and Waste Management, Inc.
http://crest.org/environment/gotwh/general/recycle-slides/index.html

December 1995

No cost

Teachers and students in grades K through 12

Slides

History of garbage, recycled or green products, recycling, reuse, solid waste
management, source reduction

This 176-slide presentation is an introduction to recycling. It is image-intensive,
with photographs and charts that teach children about recycling. It provides an
annotation for each slide, but the teacher can include additional information as well.
The slide show presents information about recyclable materials, collection,
landfills, policy, and education. It promotes the benefits of recycling in an easy-to-
understand manner and also explains the hierarchy of waste management. Text and
slides appear on the Web site listed above.
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Publication No.:
Date Published:
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Abstract:
Recycling Study Guide (Third Edition)

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Education Section
Recycling Publications CE/6
P.O. Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707
608266-2711

IE020

1993

No cost for one copy

Teachers of grades 4 through 12

Activity guide

Composting, packaging issues, product life cycle, recycling, recycling economics,
reuse, solid waste management, source reduction

This 36-page guide includes information and activities on the amount of solid waste
generated by residents of Wisconsin, strategies for preventing waste and conserving
natural resources, and a discussion of how solid waste is disposed of. Several
activities in the guide closely examine packaging issues, encouraging students to
investigate the purpose of packaging and to examine how products can be packaged
differently to minimize waste. A historical perspective on solid waste is also
presented. The guide encourages students to consider how changing technologies
and lifestyles overtime affect the amount of waste generated.
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Abstract:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: It's Elementary

Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs
Information and Distribution Center
620 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217785-0310
Fax: 217 785-6454

1991

Available on loan

Students in grades K through 6

Video

Composting, packaging issues, product life cycle, recycled or green products,
recycling, reuse, solid waste management, source reduction

This 20-minute video  examines the solid waste problem, particularly in the state of
Illinois. It discusses the "NIMBY" (Not In My Backyard) attitude and provides
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                   some solutions to the problem. The video focuses on an elementary classroom
                   presentation with visual explanations of waste reduction, reuse, and recycling. It
                   gives some examples of recycling and composting efforts at specific elementary
                   schools. It also provides tips for setting up a school recycling program,
                   emphasizing student involvement.
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Abstract:
Ring Leader Recycling

ITW Hi-Cone
http: //www. ringleader, com/menu/program .html

1995

No cost

Teachers and students in grades K through 12

Educational program

Recycling

The Ring Leader Recycling Program is an educational program designed for
implementation in both formal and informal educational environments to allow
students to learn about and participate in "closed-loop" recycling, or recycling a
used product into a new product of the same type. Teachers can order a Ring Leader
Recycling Kit and join the Ring Leader Recycling Program (along with 8,500 other
schools). At the bottom of the page, users can choose "The Quest" for a student
cyber-adventure called "The Quest of the Ring Leaders." This is an environmental
education program set in an adventure game format to help students gain an
understanding about the current environmental problems and the preventative
measures to stop environmental degradation. Classroom supplements are available
for free download to members of the Ring Leader Recycling Program. Supplements
include overheads, worksheets, certificates, lesson plans, and activities designed to
enhance the Quest of the Ring Leaders, the Ring Leader Recycling Program, and
other environmental education activities.
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Safe House, Safe Me

California Integrated Waste Management Board
Public Affairs Office
8800 Cal Center Drive, MS 12
Sacramento, CA 95826
916255-2826
50094046
1994

No cost
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Audience:        Teachers of grades K through 3

Format:          Coloring book

Key Words:      Household hazardous waste, solid waste management
Abstract:         This easy-to-read 12-page coloring book focuses on the proper use, storage, and
                  disposal of hazardous household products. Children color in pictures of people and
                  animals affected by or involved in hazardous product management. Activities are
                  designed to demonstrate proper handling and disposal practices. Large and clear
                  lettering is used to aid in reading and understanding.
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Abstract:
Searching SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge)

State of Minnesota
http://www.seek.state.mn.us/search/search.cfm

No date provided

Varies

Teachers of grades K through 12

Internet site

Composting, hazardous waste, history of garbage, household hazardous waste,
recycling, reuse, source reduction

This is a clearinghouse for environmental education resources. The user can click
on "Individual Quick Searches" and then, under "Title or Abstract Keyword," type
"Waste." What follows is a list of educational resources, many of which are about
solid waste. Examples include "A-Way With Waste: A Waste Management
Curriculum for Schools," from the Washington State Department of Ecology, which
is a comprehensive, multilesson waste management curriculum for grades K
through 12; a video with Bill Nye the Science Guy about garbage; and a video
presentation of the play,  "Mama Earth and the Rockin' Rs," which is an interactive
forum for information on the 3 Rs and how children can make a difference in their
world. Ordering, price, and contact information is provided.
Title:
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Waste in Time

The Media Guild
11722 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite E
San Diego, CA 92121
800 886-9191 or 619 755-9191
Fax:619755-4931
99813
1994
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Cost:              $210 (Discounts provided for quantity orders.)

Audience:         Students in grades 4 through 8

Format:           Video

Key Words:       Packaging issues, product life cycle, recycling, reuse, solid waste management,
                   source reduction

Abstract:          Juliette, a young teenager from the present, is magically transported to the
                   underground world of a landfill. She is joined by two companions, one from the
                   future and one from the past. Juliette finds that the most important thing she can do
                   is prevent trash from being created in the first place. This 22-minute video
                   emphasizes the importance of one person's efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle
                   while tracing recycling from efforts in the  1970s to present-day capabilities.
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Abstract:
Waste Wise: Concepts in Waste Management: A Resource Guide
for Teachers Using Concepts of Critical Thinking and Decision
Making

Information Clearinghouse
Aseptic Packaging Council
P.O. Box 3794
Washington, DC 20007
800 277-8088
http: //www. aseptic .org

1995

No cost

Teachers of grades K through 12

Activity guide

Composting, packaging issues, product life cycle, recycling, reuse, solid waste
management, source reduction

Activities in this 48-page guide focus on the volume of waste generated in the
United States, options for handling waste, the purpose of packaging, decisions
about packaging, and the life cycle of the aseptic package. For example, students
are given an opportunity to learn about the relationship between the weight of
product and package, discuss the economics of packaging choices, and explore how
products are marketed. Student handouts are also included.
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Abstract:
What a Waste: A Teacher's Resource for Integrating the Solid
Waste Crisis Into the Classroom

Southwest Connecticut Regional Recycling Operating Committee
1410 Honey spot Road Extension
Stratford, CT 06497
203381-9571

1992

$10.95, plus $3.00 shipping and handling for one to five copies

Students in grades 3 through 6

Curriculum

Composting, packaging issues, recycling, reuse, solid waste management, source
reduction

This 100-page curriculum is divided into two sections. In the first section, students
examine the root of the solid waste problem and learn about different waste
management methods. The second section introduces students to concrete solutions
and strategies they can use to reduce the amount of waste generated. For example,
in one lesson students learn how to reduce waste by buying products with minimal
or recyclable packaging. Lessons in the second section also describe how various
materials are recycled and how composting works.
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Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better
Environment

Flower Press
10332 Shaver Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
616327-0108
http://www.wormwoman.com

1993

$21.95

Teachers and students in grades K through 12

Curriculum guide/Activity book

Composting, recycling, solid waste management

This curriculum guide and activity book are designed to help elementary and middle
school educators teach about composting with earthworms. The 215-page book
teaches the physical characteristics, behaviors, needs, and habitat of the earthworm.
It also teaches students how to set up and maintain a worm bin, understand the
processes of vermicomposting, make and test hypotheses, record observations,
interpret data, and arrive at conclusions. It provides worksheets with quizzes;

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                   activities; questions and answers; and games that integrate science with art, reading,
                   mathematics, geography, language arts, and history.
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Yes, I CAN!

Steel Recycling Institute
Foster Plaza, Number 10
680 Andersen Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15220-2700
800 876-SCRI

1996

$10.95

Teachers of grades K through 3

Video

Recycling

This video relates a story about a steel can that is purchased, used, and either
recycled or disposed of. An educator's guide accompanies the video and contains
ideas for interactive exercises.
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                                       Glossary
This glossary includes terms that appear in the key words in the above references and in the index on
pages 29 to 35.
Composting
The controlled decomposition of organic matter (such as food scraps and yard trimmings) in the presence
of oxygen into a soil-like material.

Hazardous waste
Waste with explosive, ignitable, corrosive, or toxic characteristics.

Household hazardous waste
Products containing hazardous substances that are used and disposed of by individual rather than
industrial consumers. These products include some paints, solvents, and pesticides.

Industrial waste
Nonhazardous wastes produced during manufacturing operations.

Product life cycle
All of the steps it takes to manufacture, distribute, use, and dispose of a product.

Recycling
Separating, collecting, processing, marketing, and ultimately using a material that would have been
thrown away.

Recycling economics
The cost expenditures and savings associated with recycling and providing recycling services.

Reuse
The use of a product more than once in its same form or for the same purpose or for different purposes,
such as reusing a soft-drink bottle when it is returned to the bottling company for refilling, or reusing a
coffee can as a container for nuts and bolts.

Source reduction
The design, manufacture, purchase, or use of materials to reduce the amount and/or toxicity of waste.
Source reduction techniques include reusing items, minimizing the use of products that contain hazardous
compounds, using only what is needed, extending the life of a product, and reducing unneeded
packaging.
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Sustainability
Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their
needs.

Unit pricing
A system whereby residents pay for municipal waste management services per unit of waste collected
rather than through a fixed fee.
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         Index of Bibliographic References by Key  Word
Composting
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Garbage
Closing the Loop: Integrated Waste Management Activities for School and Home (K through 12
   Edition)
Come Along to Trash-to-Treasure Land
Composting Matters
Cornell Composting/Composting in Schools
Cycles for Science: Materials for High School Science
E2: Environment and Education/Environmental ACTION
ENC Resource Finder
Environmental Protection on Native American Lands
"Garbage Grows Great Plants" in Science and Children
Garbology: Activities for Students K through 12
The Great Minnesota Garbage Game
The HenryCycle Special
MOBIUS Curriculum: Understanding the Waste Cycle (Third Edition)
The Museum of Solid Waste and Energy
Nature's Recyclers
The No Waste Anthology: A Teacher's Guide to Environmental Activities K through 12
Recycle City
Recycling Study Guide (Third Edition)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: It's Elementary
Searching SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge)
Waste Wise: Concepts in Waste Management: A Resource Guide for Teachers Using Concepts of
   Critical Thinking and Decision Making
What a Waste: A Teacher's Resource for Integrating the Solid Waste Crisis into the Classroom
Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment
Hazardous waste

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Garbage
Closing the Loop: Integrated Waste Management Activities for School and Home (K through 12
   Edition)
EarthAware:  Environmental Awareness Software
ENC Resource Finder
Environmental Protection on Native American Lands
The Great Minnesota Garbage Game
Innovations for Science Classrooms
Newton's Apple: Hazardous Materials
The No Waste Anthology: A Teacher's Guide to Environmental Activities K through 12
Recycle City
Searching SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge)
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History of garbage
Environmental Protection on Native American Lands
MOBIUS Curriculum: Understanding the Waste Cycle (Third Edition)
Newton's Apple: Garbage
Recycling Slide Show
Searching SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge)
Household hazardous waste

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Garbage
Closing the Loop: Integrated Waste Management Activities for School and Home (K through 12
   Edition)
Development and Environmental Education Curriculum Directory
E2: Environment and Education/Environmental ACTION
EarthAware:  Environmental Awareness Software
Environmental Education: Compendium for Integrated Waste Management
Environmental Protection on Native American Lands
The Great Minnesota Garbage Game
Kidswheel™ on Hazardous Household Products
The No Waste Anthology: A Teacher's Guide to Environmental Activities K through 12
Safe House, Safe Me
Searching SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge)
Industrial waste
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Garbage
Recycle City
Littering

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Garbage
Closing the Loop: Integrated Waste Management Activities for School and Home (K through 12
   Edition)
The Great Minnesota Garbage Game
The No Waste Anthology: A Teacher's Guide to Environmental Activities K through 12
Packaging issues

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Garbage
Closing the Loop: Integrated Waste Management Activities for School and Home (K through 12
   Edition)
EarthAware: Environmental Awareness Software
ENC Resource Finder
Environmental Protection on Native American Lands

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The Great Minnesota Garbage Game
The HenryCycle Special
Less Waste in the First Place: Six Lessons on Packaging and Source Reduction
MOBIUS Curriculum: Understanding the Waste Cycle (Third Edition)
The Museum of Solid Waste and Energy
Newton's Apple: Garbage
The No Waste Anthology: A Teacher's Guide to Environmental Activities K through 12
"Project Reconstruct" in Science and Children
Recycling Study Guide (Third Edition)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: It's Elementary
Waste in Time
Waste Wise: Concepts in Waste Management: A Resource Guide for Teachers Using Concepts of
   Critical Thinking and Decision Making
What a Waste: A Teacher's Resource  for Integrating the Solid Waste Crisis Into the Classroom
Product life cycle

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Garbage
EarthAware: Environmental Awareness Software
The Great Minnesota Garbage Game
Less Waste in the First Place: Six Lessons on Packaging and Source Reduction
Recycling Study Guide, Third Edition
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: It's Elementary
Waste in Time
Waste Wise: Concepts in Waste Management: A Resource Guide for Teachers Using Concepts of
   Critical Thinking and Decision Making
Recycled or green products

E2: Environment and Education/Environmental ACTION
EarthAware: Environmental Awareness Software
Environmental Protection on Native American Lands
The Great Minnesota Garbage Game
The HenryCycle Special
Recycle City
Recycling Slide Show
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:  It's Elementary
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Recycling

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Garbage
Closing the Loop: Integrated Waste Management Activities for School and Home (K through 12
   Edition)
Come Along to Trash-to-Treasure Land
Community Activity Sheets
Cornell Composting/Composting in Schools
Cycles for Science: Materials for High School Science
Development and Environmental Education Curriculum Directory
E2: Environment and Education/Environmental ACTION
Eco-Detectives: Teaching About the Economics of the Environment
ENC Resource Finder
Environmental Education: Compendium for Integrated Waste Management
Environmental Protection on Native American Lands
E Patrol
The Great Minnesota Garbage Game
The HenryCycle Special
"Ideas: Recycling" in Arithmetic-Teacher
"A Lesson Plan on Recycling" in EPA Journal
MOBIUS Curriculum: Understanding the Waste Cycle (Third Edition)
The Museum of Solid Waste and Energy
Nature's for Me
Nature's Recyclers
Newton's Apple: Garbage
The No Waste Anthology: A Teacher's Guide to Environmental Activities K through 12
"Primary Place: Math Projects that Count" in Instructor
"Project Reconstruct" in Science and Children
Recycle City
Recycle This!
Recycling Slide Show
Recycling Study Guide (Third Edition)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:  It's Elementary
Ring Leader Recycling
Searching SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge)
Waste in Time
Waste Wise: Concepts in Waste Management: A Resource Guide for Teachers Using Concepts of
   Critical Thinking and Decision Making
What a Waste: A Teacher's Resource  for Integrating the Solid Waste Crisis Into the Classroom
Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment
Yes, I CAN!
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Recycling economics

The Great Minnesota Garbage Game
The HenryCycle Special
Recycling Study Guide (Third Edition)
Reuse

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Garbage
Closing the Loop: Integrated Waste Management Activities for School and Home (K through 12
   Edition)
Come Along to Trash-to-Treasure Land
E2: Environment and Education/Environmental ACTION
Eco-Detectives: Teaching About the Economics of the Environment
ENC Resource Finder
Garbology: Activities for Students K through 12
The Great Minnesota Garbage Game
The HenryCycle Special
MOBIUS Curriculum: Understanding the Waste Cycle (Third Edition)
The Museum of Solid Waste and Energy
Newton's Apple: Garbage
The No Waste Anthology: A Teacher's Guide to Environmental Activities K through 12
"Primary Place: Math Projects that Count" in Instructor
"Project Reconstruct" in Science and Children
Recycle City
Recycle This!
Recycling Slide Show
Recycling Study Guide (Third Edition)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: It's Elementary
Searching SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge)
Waste in Time
Waste Wise: Concepts in Waste Management: A Resource Guide for Teachers Using Concepts of
   Critical Thinking and Decision Making
What a Waste: A Teacher's Resource for Integrating the Solid Waste Crisis Into the Classroom
Solid waste management

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Garbage
Closing the Loop: Integrated Waste Management Activities for School and Home (K through 12
   Edition)
Development and Environmental Education Curriculum Directory
EarthAware: Environmental Awareness Software
Eco-Detectives: Teaching About the Economics of the Environment
ENC Resource Finder
Environmental Education: Compendium for Integrated Waste Management
Environmental Protection on Native American Lands

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Garbology: Activities for Students K through 12
The Global Thinking Project
The Great Minnesota Garbage Game
Innovations for Science Classrooms
"A Lesson Plan on Recycling" in EPA Journal
MOBIUS Curriculum: Understanding the Waste Cycle (Third Edition)
The Museum of Solid Waste and Energy
Newton's Apple: Garbage
Recycle City
Recycle This!
Recycling Slide Show
Recycling Study Guide (Third Edition)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: It's Elementary
Safe House, Safe Me
Waste in Time
Waste Wise: Concepts in Waste Management: A Resource Guide for Teachers Using Concepts of
   Critical Thinking and Decision Making
What a Waste: A Teacher's Resource for Integrating the Solid Waste Crisis Into the Classroom
Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment
Source reduction

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Garbage
Closing the Loop: Integrated Waste Management Activities for School and Home (K through 12
   Edition)
Come Along to Trash-to-Treasure Land
E2: Environment and Education/Environmental ACTION
Environmental Protection on Native American Lands
The Great Minnesota Garbage Game
The HenryCycle Special
Less Waste in the First Place: Six Lessons on Packaging and Source Reduction
MOBIUS Curriculum: Understanding the Waste Cycle (Third Edition)
The Museum of Solid Waste and Energy
The No Waste Anthology: A Teacher's Guide to Environmental Activities K through 12
Recycle City
Recycle This!
Recycling Slide Show
Recycling Study Guide (Third Edition)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: It's Elementary
Searching SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge)
Waste in Time
Waste Wise: Concepts in Waste Management: A Resource Guide for Teachers Using Concepts of
   Critical Thinking and Decision Making
What a Waste: A Teacher's Resource for Integrating the Solid Waste Crisis Into the Classroom
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Sustainability

Environmental Protection on Native American Lands
MOBIUS Curriculum: Understanding the Waste Cycle (Third Edition)
Unit pricing

Recycle City
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            Index of Bibliographic References by Format
Print

Closing the Loop: Integrated Waste Management Activities for School and Home (K through 12
   Edition)
Come Along to Trash-to-Treasure Land
Community Activity Sheets
Composting Matters
Cycles  for Science: Materials for High School Science
E2: Environment and Education/Environmental ACTION
Eco-Detectives: Teaching About the Economics of the Environment
Environmental Education: Compendium for Integrated Waste Management
Environmental Protection on Native American Lands
"Garbage Grows Great Plants" in Science and Children
Garbology: Activities for Students K through 12
"Ideas:  Recycling" in Arithmetic-Teacher
Kidswheel™ on Hazardous Household Products
"A Lesson Plan on Recycling" in EPA Journal
Less Waste in the First Place: Six Lessons on Packaging and Source Reduction
MOBIUS Curriculum: Understanding the Waste Cycle (Third Edition)
The Museum of Solid Waste and Energy
Nature's for Me
Nature's Recyclers
The No Waste Anthology: A Teacher's Guide to Environmental Activities K through  12
"Primary Place: Math Projects that Count" in Instructor
"Project Reconstruct" in Science and Children
Recycling  Study Guide (Third Edition)
Safe House, Safe Me
Waste Wise: Concepts in Waste Management: A Resource Guide for Teachers Using  Concepts of
   Critical Thinking and Decision Making
What a Waste: A Teacher's Resource for Integrating the Solid Waste Crisis Into the Classroom
Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment
Video

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Garbage
The Great Minnesota Garbage Game
The HenryCycle Special
Recycle This!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: It's Elementary
Waste in Time
Yes, I CAN!
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Internet

Cornell Composting/Composting in Schools
Development and Environmental Education Curriculum Directory
ENC Resource Finder
E Patrol
Innovations for Science Classrooms
Newton's Apple: Garbage
Newton's Apple: Hazardous Materials
Recycle City
Searching SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge)
Other

EarthAware: Environmental Awareness Software
The Global Thinking Project  (project kit)
Recycling Slide Show
Ring Leader Recycling  (multi-media program)
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