Garbage
The 5 Rs
Go Green
Natural Resources
Plastic Problems
100

What is the definition of "waste"?

Something discarded, that we don't need or want anymore

100

What are the 5 Rs?

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot, Refuse!

100

What colour is the composting bin in Calgary?

Green

100

What does "reduce" mean?

To make or use or need less of something

100

What is a "single-use" plastic?

A plastic object that is typically used only once. Plastic cups, straws, utensils, styrofoam, etc.

200

A place where waste goes that is not recycled, reused, etc.

A landfill 

200

What is an example of reusing?

200

What types of materials can be composted?

Food scraps, paper towels, hair, shells, wooden coffee sticks, etc.

200

What is one way to reduce what we consume?

200

What is one harmful effect of plastics?

300

What happens to 

300

What is one way to reduce our electricity use?

300
What is the end result of composting?

Healthy rich soil for planting new things

300

What does non-renewable resource mean?

A resource that once it runs out, it out forever

400

Name 2 hazardous types of waste

Batteries, paint, toxic chemicals, cleaners, aerosols, gasoline, propane, etc.

400

What does "refuse" mean? Give an example.

400

Describe the life cycle of an apple

Begins as a seed, grows into an apple tree, apple is picked, bought, eaten, core is composted, becomes soil again

400

What does natural resource mean? Give two examples

A nature-made resource that humans find useful such wood, wind, water, animals, plants, etc.

500

What is leachate?

The liquid runoff from landfills that collects underneath the garbage

500

Explain how a plastic bag is recycled.

500

What happens to biodegradable objects that go to the landfill instead of compost? Why?

They sit in the landfill and cannot decompose because there is no oxygen flow in the pile of trash

500

Can stuff buy happiness? Explain your thinking.

500

What do the numbers in a triangle on the bottom of plastic products mean?

The lower the number, the more likely it can be recycled. The higher the number, the more harmful the plastic.

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