Examine the impact of litter on the environment and explore a practical means for reducing and minimising the amount of litter produced by Hale School.
To make sure everyone has a sound understanding of their preferred eco-topic you are expected to construct bullet-point notes for Litter or Waste. Notes are to be submitted by the end of lesson 10. Transfer your focus questions to your note-making sheet and get highlighting.
Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and reliable information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Don't forget Britannica has ready made citations for you to use.
Suggested articles include:
A waste management system is the strategy an organization uses to dispose, reduce, reuse, and prevent waste. Possible waste disposal methods are recycling, composting, incineration, landfills, bioremediation, waste to energy, and waste minimization.
To assist with understanding what each category in the report pdf is:
• COMINGLE CONTAINERS = what goes into the yellow recycling bins.
• PAPER AND CARDBOARD = what goes into the big cardboard skip bin behind the kitchen.
• GENERAL WASTE DRY = what goes into the green bins.
The first two groups form the bulk of what is recycled. The 3rd group is generally destined for landfill but it does go through some sifting beforehand. It might be worth looking at the contractor’s website: http://www.sita.com.au.
As far as future plans, improving our recycling is one of the goals in the Strategic Plan that is currently being drafted so I expect that there will be a lot more activity in this area in the near future. Suggestion and support from the student community would be VERY welcome.
Wipe Out Waste is a South Australian education programme to encourage the reduction of waste to landfill. This website has learning activities, games, fact sheets and curriculum suggestions about waste issues.
This website provides information and activities about recycling and waste management. Topics include aluminium, glass, paper, plastic, composting, energy from waste and landfill.
Small green changes can significantly improve student and staff health and performance, decrease your community's environmental footprint, and reduce school operating costs. To help you achieve these benefits, we have gathered useful information for implementing Green-Your-School Tactics
In episode one, Craig Reucassel explores our reliance on single-use plastic such as plastic bottles and straws that damage our waterways and marine life.
In a brand new War on Waste follow-up special, Craig Reucassel returns to again put rubbish on our radar. He looks at whether we've found any solutions and have Australians changed the way they think about waste?
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Plastic bag ban is rubbish - The West Australian, Monday, June 25, 2018; Section: News, Page: 10
It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.
A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on these pages would look like:
Environmental pollution 2020. Britannica School. Retrieved 17 August 2020, from https://school.eb.com.au/levels/middle/article/environmental-pollution/276492
Garbage and refuse disposal 2020. Britannica School. Retrieved 17 August 2020, from https://school.eb.com.au/levels/middle/article/garbage-and-refuse-disposal/274492
Recycling 2020. Britannica School. Retrieved 17 August 2020, from https://school.eb.com.au/levels/middle/article/recycling/276669