RECYCLING in AMERICA:   PART I

 

Directions:        Answer the following questions in complete sentences, unless you are told to “List” your response or the response is an obvious “Fill-in” question.

 

Recycling is the third of the THREE R’s.  List each “R” and describe what each means.

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List how much paper, plastic, and aluminum can are recycled?

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Click Aluminum Can Recycling:  Answer the following questions:

 

1.      What is the environmental benefits of aluminum can recycling

 

2.      List two fact about aluminum recycling

 

3.      What does Cans for Habitat do?

 

4.      When were aluminum cans first used?

 

5.      How many steps does it take to make one new Aluminum can.

 

6.      List the Five Steps for Aluminum Can recycling?

 

 

 

 

  1. How many days does it take for a can to go through the cycle and end back up on the store shelf?

 

 

 

Click Battery Recycling:  Answer the following questions:

 

  1. How many rechargeable batteries are purchased in the United States?

 

 

  1. How much batteries do Americans through out every year?

 

 

  1. What is the danger of throwing out batteries?

 

 

  1. What is a Alkaline Battery?

 

 

  1. What is a Carbon-Zinc Battery?

 

 

  1. What is a lithium battery?

 

 

  1. What is the danger of a Silver Oxide battery?

 

 

  1. What is the danger of Lithium-Ion battery?

 

 

  1. Which battery is used in Cars and Trucks?

 

 

 

Click Curbside Recycling:  Answer the following questions:

 

  1. Summarize the three types of curbside recycling:

   

 

 

 

 

 

  1. List 5 Curbside Recycling Fun Facts:

 

 

 

 

  1. What are the three costs of curbside recycling?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. When cost outweighs a return many cities are forced to re-examine why they are offering the program. If you want to do your, list FOUR things YOU can do:

 

 

 

 

 

Click Used Motor Oil & Filter Recycling:  Answer the following questions:

 

  1. What is motor oil used for?

 

 

 

  1. How much motor oil is recycled in the US?

 

 

 

  1. List the differences between the following?

 

Re-Refining Oil                         Reconditioning Oil                                Reuse of Oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Paint Recycling:  Answer the following questions:

 

  1. What are the two main types of paint?

 

 

 

  1. What are some other ways to use leftover paint?

 

 

 

 

  1. How can we Reuse or Recycle paint?

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How should we dispose of paint?

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What are some tips on how to minimize the quantity of paint that must be managed?

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What are some tips on how to store paints properly?

 

 

 

Click E-Waste Recycling:  Answer the following questions:

 

  1. What is E-Waste?

 

 

 

  1. What is the danger to the Environment found in TV’s?

 

 

 

  1. What is the danger to the environment of cell phones:  ( List two by battery type.)

 

 

 

  1. What dangers to the environment are found in computers?

 

 

 

  1. How many computers RIGHT NOW need to be disposed of?

 

 

 

  1. How many Americans recycle their Technology waste?

 

 

 

  1. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated ________________ computers and televisions found their way to landfills. This amount ________________ because E-waste is growing at ______times the rate of other municipal waste. Although e-waste accounts for only ________, it may be responsible for as much ___________ of the heavy metals in landfills, including ___________ of all lead.

 

 

 

  1. List 5 manufactures who offer an e-waste program?

 

 

 

 

  1. List 3 retailers who offer an e-waste program?

 

 

 

 

  1. List 5 cell phone companies who offer an e-waste program?

 

 

 

 

  1. John Shegerian is Chairman & CEO of Electronic Recyclers Inc.  Click his website and answer the following:

 

  • Where is this company located?

 

 

  • What do they do?

 


 

RECYCLING in AMERICA:   PART II

 

Directions:        Answer the following questions in complete sentences, unless you are told to “List” your response.

 

 

 

Click Paper Recycling:  Answer the following questions:

 

  1. List 5easson why is it Important to Recycle Paper?

 

 

  1. How much paper used in the United States is Recycled each year?

 

 

  1. Who does paper recycling start with?

 

 

  1. How is Paper Recycled?

 

 

 

  1. How many times can paper be recycled?

 

 

  1. List 4  Facts About Paper and Paper Recycling

 

 

 

  1. List the four main grades of paper and what can they be recycled for?

 

 

 

  1. How do we Close The Loop – and what is the difference between recycled and recyclable?

 

 

 

 

  1. Summarize: What is Paper and How is it Made?

 

 

 

 

  1. Summarize: The History of Paper

 

 

  1. List and BRIEFLY explain (with a few words or a phrase) the ten steps to begin a Recycling program at School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Plastic Bottle Recycling:  Answer the following questions:

 

 

 

  1. How many plastic water bottles did we consume in the US?

 

 

  1. How many WERE NOT recycled?  (Must Show Your Work)

 

 

 

  1. How long does it take for a plastic bottle to “degrade”?

 

 

 

  1. What does “degrade” mean?

 

 

 

  1. List 5 things plastic bottle can be recycled to?

 

 

 

  1. What is one way plastic is recycled?

 

 

 

  1. List the states have the same bottle-deposit requirements as NY?

 

 

 

  1. Why do you think there is a bottle-deposit law?

 

 

 

  1. List 5 different type of plastics and what they are commonly used for.

 

 

 

 

 

Click Plastic Bottle Recycling and then Plastic Recycling Process :  Answer the following questions:

 

IT'S PLASTIC!

  1. What is plastic made from?

 

 

  1. What is the advantage of plastic?

 

 

  1. How many different types are there of plastic?

 

 

 

 

  1. List what the following symbols mean? 

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISPOSING OF PLASTIC

25.  By weight, plastics make up about ____________ of America’s municipal solid waste.

26.  In comparison, paper makes up ___________ percent.

27.  When plastics are buried in a landfill, they occupy about __________ of the space. Putting plastics into landfills is not always the best disposal method.

 

28.  What is the difference between recycling and incineration?

 

29.  What is incineration used for?

 

30.  Why is recycled plastic a good candidate for energy generation (making energy)?

 

  1. What is the wash and squash rule?  What should we do with the bottle caps?

 

 

 

  1. List the 7 steps of plastic recycling?

 

 

 

 

  1. Which costs more to produce, and which is better for the environment: Paper or Plastic?

 

 

 

 

 

  1. DEGRADABLE plastic:  What is the difference (and give examples) of biodegradable vs. photodegradable plastics?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Video:  Answer the following questions:

 

 

  1. Using the chart below:  Watch each Video and list two TIPS or FACTS that would benefit the Earth is we all followed them:

 

 

 Home Energy Enviro-Tips

 

 

Kitchen EnergyEnviro-Tips

 Electronic Waste Tips

 

 

 

Home Recycling Enviro-Tips

 Green Gardening Enviro-Tips

 

 

 

Benefits of Hybrids

 Garage Enviro-Tips

 

 

 

Bathroom Enviro-Tip

 Lighting Enviro-Tips