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Modern Landfills and Recycling

Modern Landfills and Recycling

Author: Susette Munday

3.C&G.2.2-Exemplify how citizens contribute to the well-being of the community’s natural environment..


EEn.2.8.3 Explain the effects of uncontrolled population growth on the Earth’s resources.


EEn.2.8.4 Evaluate the concept of “reduce, reuse, recycle” in terms of impact on natural resources

-The student will understand: Responsible citizens can contribute to the well being of their environment; Responsible citizens who consider the well being of their environment can help make positive changes in the community; Uncontrolled waste often effects natural resources and population growth.

-The student will know: Citizens can help prevent pollution through such things as reusing, recycling, and conserving; Community workers and citizens often work together to preserve and protect natural resources.

For example: They reuse, recycle and conserve and work together to solve issues around energy and other resources in the natural environment,

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How Does a Modern Landfill Work?

Evospect provides this educational video on an economical way of treating waste by turning it into a resource. The "Zero Waste" principal is no longer only a concept, but a solution. It gives a clear understanding to students the process and the function of the purpose of a landfill by providing a visual presentation that is student friendly. It builds a sense of respect and responsibility to everyone for a brighter future in our environment.

Source: Evospect (2011). How Does a Modern Landfill Work? [Video file]. Retrieved from

Reduce Reuse Recycle Worksheet

Name: _______________________________________      Date: _______________

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Three great ways YOU can eliminate waste and protect your environment Draw pictures or write how you can Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in the area provided below.
















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