Clean Ocean Action

Reuse of “Garbage” Lessons & Activities

One Person’s Garbage, Another Person’s…?” by Sheryl Weinberg, Lesson Plan #AELP-ENV0002

  • Grade 5
  • Students will consider the issue of waste recycling alternatives for isolated settings.
  • Students will transform discarded solid waste into a usable item.

Junk Art” by Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

  • Kindergarten
  • Students transform “waste” items into puppets, berry baskets, picture frames and other items for use in the classroom.

Whatsit?" by Education Place

  • Grades 4-6
  • Students transform “waste” items from their households into new products
  • Students “sell” their “whatsits” to the other students by displaying their product and/or creating television commercials for them.

What on Earth Can You Do With an Old Jelly Jar?” by US Environmental Protection Agency

  • Grades K-6
  • Activity booklet and poster describe different reuses of a jelly jar

Creating a No-Waste Lunch Display” by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

  • Grades K-6
  • Suggestions for ways to reduce the garbage generated by daily lunch packaging
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