CLYNK Recycling Education Center
CLYNK believes in the importance of teaching children to recycle from an early age. To assist parents and teachers in this educational process, CLYNK has developed the Recycling Education Center. The CLYNK Recycling Education Center provides parents and teachers access to valuable resources created by CLYNK to make learning about recycling fun and interesting. CLYNK has created five interactive presentations, each accompanied by a lesson guide, which parents and teachers can use at home or in the classroom. Each of the presentations aim to teach children about different aspects of recycling in a fun and engaging manner. Also, CLYNK would like to invite any interested schools to visit our processing center in South Portland to see how recycling is done right here in Maine.
1. Garbage: What’s the Big Deal?
This lesson is designed to teach students the basics about waste in America. It focuses on the sources of waste, where waste goes, the scale of waste in America, and begins to ask students to consider how they can reduce waste.
2. Recycling: Why Bother?
This lesson is designed to teach students about the benefits of recycling – energy reduction, waste reduction, and pollution reduction. It provides a broad overview of the benefits of recycling, setting the context for future lessons which describe specific recyclable materials in more depth.
3. PET: The Plastic of Our Lives
This lesson is designed to give students a better understanding of the lifecycle of PET and other plastics, as well as to help students understand the scale of plastic waste in the United States. Students will be able to see how plastic bottles are made, and reflect on how they can be either recycled or thrown away.
4. Aluminum: Forever Recyclable
This lesson is designed to help students appreciate the recycling potential of aluminum and to get a behind the scenes look at how aluminum is created and recycled.
5. Glass: A Skyscraper of Opportunity
This lesson is designed to help students understand the importance of recycling glass and the difficulties associated with this goal.
This lesson can be used as a 30-45 minute substitute for all five lessons. It provides a basic outline of garbage, recycling, PET, aluminum, and glass.
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For more information concerning visits to CLYNK or to arrange an in school presentation, please contact Maggie Martelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.