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Standard of Learning

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To learn more about the Virginia Standards of Learning click here. 

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Click here to see what SOLs are meet through the Trashanator II performance.

 

Investigating Recycling

Recycling is the process in which an object, made from natural resources, is processed again into the same or a new product eliminating the need for virgin natural resources.

Types of recyclable material:

  • PAPER - including newspaper, office paper, cardboard and chip board (cereal boxes)
  • GLASS
  • PLASTICS - numbers 1-7 (plastics name/numbering system)
  • METAL - including bi-metal and tin
  • CLOTH
  • WOOD

The three "R's" of Recycling are: Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle.
Most all item are reusable in one form or another.  If it is a glass jar - reused again to hold buttons or cooking grease - it is a form of recycling. To "Reduce" is to lower the amount of solid waste in one's routine.  This can be accomplished by taking cloth bags to the stores instead of relying on the paper or plastic bags supplied.  Or by choosing a product with less packaging such as toothpaste that is sold without a box, or large glass jugs of juice that can be distributed into small serving containers rather than juice boxes that may not be recyclable in your area. Shopping for items in containers that are recyclable in you community is a form of reducing. (Items change from community to community.)

How are products Recycled?
Go to national websites to learn more.

 

 

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