Why is recycling important?

In this lesson, we will learn about sustainability and what we can do to live more sustainably. We will investigate which common items in our households can and cannot be recycled.

Why is recycling important?

In this lesson, we will learn about sustainability and what we can do to live more sustainably. We will investigate which common items in our households can and cannot be recycled.

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Know the definition of recycling
  2. Describe how to identify plastics that can and can't be recycled
  3. Explain why recycling plastic is important for the environment

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5 Questions

Q1.
Synthetic materials are materials that are made by humans.
False
Correct answer: True
Q2.
Waste that ends up in landfill sites is not harmful to the environment.
Correct answer: False
True
Q3.
Which of these are sustainable choices? (pick 2)
Producing lots of pollution
Using a finite resource that will run out
Correct answer: Using a renewable resource that won't run out
Correct answer: Using a resource that does not produce pollution
Q4.
Which materials can be widely recycled? (pick 2)
Biscuit wrappers
Crisp packets
Correct answer: Glass
Plastic trays
Correct answer: Tins
Q5.
Which materials cannot be recycled? (pick 2)
Correct answer: Biscuit wrappers
Correct answer: Crisp packets
Glass
Plastic trays
Tins

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UnitScience / Sustainability

Science