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Rotten Truth About Garbage

November 1, 2010

This is an interesting resource for teachers wanting to create activities around garbage.

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The “Rotten Truth (About Garbage)” takes an in-depth look at the complex issues surrounding municipal solid waste. This on-line exhibition is organized into four major sections.

* What Is Garbage? looks at how we define garbage, and why it consists of more than what we throw away.
* There’s No “Away” explores how burying, burning, and recycling garbage doesn’t really get rid of it, and that reducing what we use is the only real solution to the garbage problem.
* Nature Recycles shows how the natural process of decay makes new life possible by recycling the limited number of nutrients present in the environment.
* Finally, Making Choices provides some helpful hints on how we can all create less garbage. More…

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