Build a recycling empire in Cairo with this game by PBS. Watch the PBS documentary and find out about how these people recycle 80% of their trash. Learn about the recycling process. You can also find great information about recycling in your own community with the lesson plans provided.
Why is recycling good for the environment and good economically?
What can students learn about how people from other countries recycle?
Are they more environmentally more responsible than people in the US?
What is zero waste?
Extension and Activities
Find out how much your students know about what can be recycled and what cannot. Have them go over their recycling at home and find out what the percentage of the waste they recycle. They can also find out how much is green waste and how much is other recycled material.
Discuss how they can help close the loop by buying products made from recycled materials.
"I am still using all that I learned during my tenure with the Earn While You Learn Program back in 2005. It continues to be very valuable thinking!"
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