All About Waste Management

All About Waste Management

Think you know all there is about how to recycle and manage waste in the most environmentally sustainable way?! Take this quiz to test your knowledge!

published on October 27, 20123 responses 1
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Which of the following fun facts about recycling is false?

A glass bottle can take 40 centuries to break down if not recycled
When a tree is cut down only 50 % of it is used for paper
A plastic bag that is not biodegradable can take 400 years to break down

What are the benefits of recycling?

It reduces pollution and protects the environment
It saves energy and is a much cheaper alternative than sending everything to landfill
It makes the air cleaner and therefore makes humans worldwide much more healthy

What do the 3 R's stand for?

Reduce, Recycle, Reutilize
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Revamp, Recycle

What are two ways you can make your school more environmentally smart?

Educate the school on what can/can't be recycled, never replace broken things (fnd a way to fix them instead)
Use something other than paper-based products for all classwork, ensure that your school has a sustainable garden on the school grounds
Have a compost bin for food scraps and use recycled products whenever possible

Which of these can be recycled?

Glass, paper, aluminium
Paper, polystyrene, plastic
Plastic bags, steel, textiles