Students: Project Ideas and Activities
These project ideas, activities, and games will help you learn more about solid waste and what you can do to make a difference.
Recycling at School
Creating Less Trash at School (PDF) (4 pp, 165K, about PDF)
From the classroom to the cafeteria, this flyer shows students how to reduce waste at school (created by the Minnesota Office of Pollution Control).
Learn how to generate less waste at school and at home through recycling. Also provides new stories about kids and their recycling projects.
More Projects & Activities
Consumers Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste
Discover why trash is a problem, why recycling is useful, and what you can do!
This game teaches you about recycling. Drag the recyclables off the conveyor belt and put them in the correct bins.
This interactive website allows you to explore how the residents of Recycle City reduce, reuse, and recycle their waste. Also check out the Dumptown game that allows you to help clean up a littered, polluted city.
Where You Live
Get specific environmental information about your neighborhood by entering your zipcode on this site.
Drag the recyclables off the conveyor belt and put them in the correct bins.
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- Use products made with recycled materials
- Use energy-efficient light bulbs and rechargeable batteries
- Shop with cloth bags
- Reuse plastic bags, cups, containers, etc.
- Repair items instead of throwing them away.
- Compost your food and yard waste.