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Recycling: Who, What, Where, When, How, and Why

Meets goals 12E, 13B

Captain Conservation: All About Recycling (educational kit)
 
Captain Conservation: All About Recycling (educational kit)
Captain Conservation: All About Recycling (educational kit)
Crunch, Smash, Trash! (video)
 
Crunch, Smash, Trash! (video)
30 min., for ages 2-10+, shows large "monster machines" collecting and compacting recyclable products, classical soundtrack emphasizes this exciting footage of the recycling process!
Destination Education-Earth: We're in it Together (educational kit)
 
Destination Education-Earth: We're in it Together (educational kit)
Auntie Litter" videos (4 videos- 15 min. each with segment guide), audio cassette, Endangered Species video and guide, Kids Care activity book, President's Environmental Youth Awards program, EPA educator's resource packet, Department of Natural Resources educator's resource packet.
Garbage Day (video)
 
Garbage Day (video)
30 min., pre-K to 3+, a father and son join their garbage man "Gus" on his route. Invigorating music keeps little ones alert and interested.
Kids & the Environment: Taking Responsibility for Our Surroundings (educational kit)
 
Kids & the Environment: Taking Responsibility for Our Surroundings (educational kit)
Notebook of lesson plans, activity sheets, game cards, narrative,
and activities on CD ROM

 
Recycling (video)
(part of the Earth at Risk Environmental Video Series), 30 min., good for grades 5-12, shows a variety of global environmental phenomena from a student and researchers perspective, hosted by former MTV VJ Kevin Seal.

 
Recycling Is Fun! (video)
12 min., K-4th grades, three kids investigate the 3-R's by visiting a landfill, recycling center, and a supermarket.
Recycling: It's Everybody's Job (video)
 
Recycling: It's Everybody's Job (video)
(National Geographic), 20 min., elementary to adult. Explains what happens to garbage and shows the alternative ways to manage waste. You see a separation center and an aluminum recycling plant. Composting is discussed.
Recycling: The Endless Circle (video)
 
Recycling: The Endless Circle (video)
(National Geographic), 20 min., appropriate for older elementary ages to adults, shows how the 3-R's can keep our waste crisis under control.
The Berenstein Bears: Time to Clean Up, Pick Up, and Recycle (educational CD ROM)
 
The Berenstein Bears: Time to Clean Up, Pick Up, and Recycle (educational CD ROM)
A terrific CD ROM that includes games (with adjustable levels to suit ages 5 to 8 years), short stories about recycling and environmental issues, and poster making activities (color printers work the best).
The Original Recyclers (video)
 
The Original Recyclers (video)
10 min., 4th grade to adult. The story of the scrap recycling industry. Learn about scrap and what it gets recycled into.
The Trash Troll (video)
 
The Trash Troll (video)
The Trash Troll (video)
There goes a Garbage Truck (video)
 
There goes a Garbage Truck (video)
30 min., for ages 3-8. Join Trash Collectors Becky and Dave for a behind-the-scenes look at garbage collectors and recycling plants. Kids also learn how to recycle their trash and take an active role in preserving our environment.
Yes I Can! (video)
 
Yes I Can! (video)
15 min., For ages 6-10 but for older children as well. A multi-material recycling video sponsored by the Steel Recycling Institute. The recyclables sing and talk! A great video for kids.

Other Educational Resources

Recycling: Who, What, Where, When, How, and Why
Story Time: Stories and Talks with the 3Rs Theme
Shopping: The Choices We Make
Aluminum Recycling: Resource and Energy Savings
Mini Materials Recovery Facility (MRF): How Recycling Works
Garbage and Health
Closing the Loop: Buy Recycled
Landfills: Design and Purpose
Environmental and Solid Waste Legislation
How Things Recycle: Composting and Vermi-Composting
Paper Recycling
My Environment - for Pre-K to Grade 1
A Short History of Trash
Glass Recycling
Art and Activity Books

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Tri-County Regional
Collection Facility
510 North Pearl St.
Macomb, Illinois
Phone: 309-331-4782 or 309-836-5926