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 Waste Reduction, Recycling, and Composting:   Web Resources for Students, Teachers, and Schools

Activities, Curriculum, and Materials

http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/index.htm
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency downloadable curricula.

http://www.thegreenteam.org
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection school website. Contains lessons and factsheets that can be downloaded, along with information on how to obtain containers for school recycling, handouts and other materials at no cost.

http://atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Recycling/
Lots of downloadable educational materials for all ages.

http://ei.cornell.edu/
Environmental Inquiry (EI) is a collection of ideas and resources to support high school student projects on a wide range of topics in the environmental sciences.

http://www.cln.org/themes/recycle.html
Links to free and complete lesson plans/activities on solid waste for all ages.

http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson308b.shtml
Links to various recycling activities.

Composting and Vermicomposting

http://compost.css.cornell.edu/resources.html
Rationale and how-to on composting in schools.

http://www.mastercomposter.com/compost.html 
Helpful hints on composting.

http://www.howtocompost.org/cat_education.asp
Listing of educational materials on composting.

http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo/zdmain.html
Overview of microbes that make compost and soil.
Microscopic pictures and easy-to-understand explanations.

Recycling-Related Trade Association Web Sites

http://www.gpi.org/recycling
Glass recycling information from the Glass Packaging Institute

http://www.paperrecycles.org/
Paper recycling information from the Paper Industry Association Council

http://www.recycle-steel.org
Steel Recycling Institute

http://www.cancentral.com/recycling-sustainability
Can Manufacturers Institute
 
 

Franklin County Solid Waste Management District
50 Miles Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: (413) 772-2438
MA Relay for the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-439-2370 (TTY/TDD)
Fax: (413) 772-3786
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