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That Field Trip Stank!

With your section, go and tour a local dump, landfill or waste processing centre. Learn about the processes involved and the outcome of all the garbage, recycling and compost that you see.

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Plan

  • Where do your products go once you’re done with them?
  • What locations deal with waste and disposal of products?
  • Do any of these places offer tours to the public? Your city or town landfill, recycling centre or composting centre may offer tours.

Do

  • Choose one of these locations and go on a tour.  Many of these municipal services will be happy to show you around, and teach you about their services!

Review

  • What does this location do?
  • What is being done at this location to reduce the amount of waste?
  • What else could still be done to reduce the amount of waste at these locations?
  • What could you do in your own home to reduce the amount of waste that you produce and send to locations like this?

Keep it Simple

  • If you can’t find a location near you that will accommodate your visit, try a virtual tour!

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