Eco-Cycle's Zero Waste Video Series
Eco-Cycle’s ZERO WASTE series is a weekly webcast about recycling, composting, reducing waste, and more!These short and informative video lessons are accompanied by a variety of age-appropriate activities for you and your family that will help integrate the week’s lesson into your life—like doing a waste audit at home, recipes and DIYs for commonly-packaged foods and products to help you avoid plastic packaging, and viewing documentaries for an in-depth look into a topic.
New lessons will be added on Fridays through June 2020.
Everything we have—our homes, clothes, phones, cars—comes from the Earth. In this week’s video lesson, we review some of the most common materials we use, where they come from, how these materials are made, where it goes after we use it, and the impact it has on the planet.
Here’s the deal… We have one planet, but if everyone consumed resources like we do here in the U.S., we would need 5 planets' worth of resources to keep up! In this week's video lesson, we talk about the benefits of recycling – how much energy is saved, how much water is conserved, how many jobs are created, and more!
Recycling is pretty simple, right? It is – once you know your guidelines! In this week’s video lesson, we explain why recycling guidelines vary and the THREE main factors that makes something “recyclable” (or not recyclable) where you live!
When we recycle, we typically put used paper, boxes, bottles, and jars in our recycling bin that is picked up weekly. What happens after that? In this week’s video lesson, we show you inside a recycling facility.
We’ve all been there - standing in front of a recycling bin with something that we’re not sure is recyclable. So with all the best intentions, we toss it in the recycling bin – but this can lead to a host of negative impacts! In this video lesson, we show you the top items that should NEVER go inyour recycling bin.
Misunderstandings about recycling can be confusing, and can prevent well-intentioned people from recycling right! In this week's video lesson, "Recycling Myths, Explained," we address common recycling myths and misunderstandings. Let's get myth-busting!
Week 7 Video Lesson: coming June 5th
Week 8 Video Lesson: coming June 12th
Week 9 Video Lesson: coming June 19th
Week 10 Video Lesson: coming June 26th
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