5 th -6 th : Electronic Jeopardy

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "5 th -6 th : Electronic Jeopardy"

Transcription

1 Objectives: The students will learn the lifecycle of electronic devices, the environmental impacts of new age electronic waste (e-waste), and the disposal options at the end of an electronics' useful life. Students will gain an understanding into the toxic as well as the valuable elements contained within electronics that can be reclaimed through recycling. Using an E-waste Jeopardy game students will review with their peers the concepts learned in class. Fun Fact: Electronic waste, e-waste, is the single fastest growing contributor to the municipal solid waste (MSW) stream. E-waste is growing at 3 times the pace of all other solid waste. E-waste makes up 70 percent of all toxic waste in landfills! Time: Two hours. Materials: Paper, pencil, and index cards. Instructions: 1. The Electronic Lifecycle: Have an open class discussion about the electronic life-cycle. We will use cell phones due to the nature of their high volume, short useful life, and rapid disposal. a) Materials Extraction- Cell phones are made up of about 40 percent metals, 40 percent plastics, and 20 percent other materials such as ceramic. Obtaining these materials requires a significant amount of mining which reduces scarce natural resources and creates pollution. b) Manufacturing- After the materials are gathered, they must be processed, formed, and assembled into components to make the final product, a cell phone. c) Packaging and Transportation- Packaging makes up 1/3 of the total garbage in landfills and consumes natural resources such as trees for paper and oil for plastic. Transporting the cell phones to the store also uses significant fossil fuels to fuel the trucks, planes, freightliners, or trains they are transported on. d) Useful Life- The consumer uses the cell phone and must keep its battery charged. Fossil fuels and natural gas are the main sources of electricity used to charge cell phones. The average cell phone user only uses a cell phone for 18 months. e) End-of-life- That 18 month, old cell phone will be replaced by a new one that will undergo the same electronic lifecycle. The old cell phone must now either be discarded in the trash, recycled through a responsible recycler, stockpiled in homes or offices, or donated (or sold) to a second user extending its useful life.

2 Instructions continued:. 2. The teacher will extend the discussion by explaining that cell phones (and electronics) contain many extracted Earth metals that have harsh environmental and health impacts. Some of the metals include: a) Mercury is a chemical found in many cell phone components including the screen and is highly toxic to humans. Minimal mercury exposure can cause speech, hearing, and walking impairments, and mercury pollution can get in the air and water sources therefore polluting our fish populations. (A leading cause of mercury poisoning in humans is through the consumption of fish). b) Lead is found in the circuit boards of many electronics and cell phones. When the cell phones and electronics end up in landfills the lead content can seep out into the soil, or be released into the air if the waste is burned in an incinerator. c) Gold and Nickel are metals found in the circuit boards, and nickel is also found in some batteries. These metals are considered scarce natural resources and should be responsibly recycled to prevent further deterioration of natural resources and pollution from the mining. Due to the value of these metals they are often times extracted through primitive open air methods in 3rd world countries and can harm the workers and citizens as they breath in chemical fumes and the polluted air. 3. The end-of-life disposal alternatives will be discussed and assessed to determine pro s and con s of each alternative. a) Discarded in the trash (landfill)- Most consumers dispose of their old electronics by throwing the products in the trash because it is easy. In fact, 82 percent of TV's and computer products are trashed, and 90 percent of cell phones are trashed. This is hazardous because elements such as lead and mercury contained in these products can leach out through landfills into surrounding soil and water sources. Natural resources such as gold and nickel are lost, and new metals must be extracted. b) Reuse (donated or sold)- The reuse method is applauded by environmentalists as the best option to dealing with waste, especially e-waste. Responsible recycling companies practice reuse by distributing their functioning electronics worldwide to provide affordable technology to underdeveloped nations. Cell phones are of great reuse value due to their transportability and ability to increase the ever-important communication infrastructure within underdeveloped nations.

3 Disposal Options continued: c) Recycled- Only 18 percent of TV's and computer products are recycled, and only 10 percent of cell phones are recycled. There are two categories of recycling: Responsible Recycling- There are many companies that use recycling policies outlined by the EPA's Guidelines for Materials Management and the Basel Action Network. These are stringent guidelines that provide for the most environmentally friendly recycling process that reclaims metals and is referred to as above ground mining. Above ground mining provides for a non-destructive source of scarce natural resources that would otherwise be mined and above ground mining causes less pollution than mining. Irresponsible Recycling (Dumping)- There are also companies that claim to be e- waste recyclers but do more harm than good to the environment and human health. These companies use primitive recycling processes that directly expose workers to toxic fumes and produces extensive environmental damage. These open air methods produce significant air, water, and soil pollution as chemicals are burned in open facilities and chemicals are dumped into streams and ground soil. d) Stockpiled (Home or Office)- It is estimated that about 800 million cell phones are stockpiled in consumer homes and businesses. Stockpiling is of particular concern to environmentalists because electronics lose value rapidly and eventually percent of the stockpiled electronics will end up trashed and sent to landfills. 4. Students will write down vocabulary from the electronic lifecycle, metals in electronics, and disposal methods. Students should take notes on all the concepts so they have the information on hand for the next step. 5. Students will play a group game of E-waste Jeopardy. The students will each use 5 index cards to write questions and answers about the e-waste topics covered in class. The teacher will then divide the class into 3 groups. While in the groups, students will take turns sharing their cards and determining which ones will go on the Jeopardy board and under which category they fit. Each group can choose 5 questions to post. On the other side of the card, students will write,,,, according to the level of difficulty of the question. Then students will all be the contestants and the teacher will be the host. Students will provide the answer to the host s question after their group has chosen a question on their turn.

4 Extension Activity: Teachers and students can coordinate a cell phone recycling fundraiser with schools4recycling to get hands-on experience in e-waste recycling and earn cash and prizes for their class or school. Teachers can make accessible to students the Electronic Waste Power Point (interactive E-waste Jeopardy game on Assessment: The students showed interest in the topics by taking notes, and successfully wrote 5 questions and answers to play the E-waste Jeopardy game. National Education Standards: Science NS Science as inquiry: Abilities to do scientific inquiry, Understandings about scientific inquiry NS Properties and changes of properties in matter, motions and forces, transfer of energy NS Science and technology: Abilities of technological design, Understandings about science and technology NS Personal and social perspectives: Natural hazards, Science and technology in society English NL-ENG.K Reading for perspective: Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information. NL-ENG.K Evaluation strategies: Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts NL-ENG.K Communication skills: Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g. conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes NL-ENG.K Communication strategies: Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes NL-ENG.K Applying knowledge: Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g. spelling, punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts. NL-ENG.K Evaluating data: Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. NL-ENG.K Developing research skills: Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g. libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge NL-ENG.K Applying language skills: Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g. for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information). Technology NT.K Social, ethical and human issues: Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.

5 E-Waste Jeopardy Electronic Lifecycle Metals in Electronics Disposal Methods

Recycling Old Mobile Phones

Recycling Old Mobile Phones Schools Mobile Phone Recycling Program Lesson Background This lesson plan has been designed using the Australia Curriculum to engage students from Middle and Upper Primary (Years 3 to 6), with extension

More information

Why Do I Need to Recycle? LESSON 1

Why Do I Need to Recycle? LESSON 1 Why Do I Need to Recycle? LESSON 1 Recycling Benefits Everyone The earth has a limited amount of space with limited resources that must sustain us all. We cannot keep wasting our resources and polluting

More information

THE PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE OF CELL PHONES. By: Nick Battista Kevin Mayce Gabom Han

THE PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE OF CELL PHONES. By: Nick Battista Kevin Mayce Gabom Han THE PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE OF CELL PHONES By: Nick Battista Kevin Mayce Gabom Han Research and Product Development Material Extraction Cell phones are made up of many different materials but contain mostly

More information

Life Cycle of Electronics

Life Cycle of Electronics What is E-waste? Discarded electronics generally referred to as 'e-waste' can include any of our electronic waste items such as CDs, DVDs and DVD players, computers, television sets, video games and cell

More information

Reduce, Reuse, and Create Art! Ashley Schopieray

Reduce, Reuse, and Create Art! Ashley Schopieray Reduce, Reuse, and Create Art! Ashley Schopieray INTRODUCTION In this lesson, students will use art to convey a message about an issue of their choice. Students will learn about green art supplies and

More information

Environmentally Sound Management of E- waste: Emerging Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Material Recovery and Recycling

Environmentally Sound Management of E- waste: Emerging Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Material Recovery and Recycling Environmentally Sound Management of E- waste: Emerging Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Material Recovery and Recycling Dr Sunil Herat Senior Lecturer in Waste Management & Project Leader Griffith

More information

E-waste and Environmental Degradation

E-waste and Environmental Degradation E-waste and Environmental Degradation By Suraj S. The Frank Anthony Public School Cambridge Layout Bangalore 560 008 Introduction The industrial advancement made by man has generated huge quantity of solid

More information

G R ADE 3 UNIT: Trashbot

G R ADE 3 UNIT: Trashbot T E A C H E R S G U I D E G R ADE 3 UNIT: Trashbot ThinkEarth E N V I R O N M E N T A L E D U C A T I O N C U R R I C U L U M Contents Introduction. 3 Unit Objectives Planning Materials Technology Use

More information

How Much E-Waste? E-Cycle Wisconsin Activity

How Much E-Waste? E-Cycle Wisconsin Activity How Much E-Waste? E-Cycle Wisconsin Activity Summary: Students use multiplication, division and averages to estimate the amount of e- waste in their own communities and learn about electronics recycling

More information

Writing a Persuasive Essay

Writing a Persuasive Essay INTRODUCTION Attention-getter Background information Do Something Good for the Earth Garbage! It smells bad and looks disgusting. Most people think about trash only when they take it out. People in the

More information

Electronic Waste. Chris Brooks Computing, Robots, and Python

Electronic Waste. Chris Brooks Computing, Robots, and Python Electronic Waste Chris Brooks Computing, Robots, and Python Electronic Waste Modern electronics have a very short shelf life. There are over 200 million cell phones in the US. On average, they are replaced

More information

Voltas recycling program for E-Waste

Voltas recycling program for E-Waste Voltas recycling program for E-Waste What is E-Waste: Waste electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part or rejects from their manufacturing and repair process, which are intended to be discarded.

More information

Background A. What is HHW? Why do I need to know? B. Types of Hazardous Waste Corrosive: Toxic: Ignitable: Reactive:

Background A. What is HHW? Why do I need to know? B. Types of Hazardous Waste Corrosive: Toxic: Ignitable: Reactive: Sponsoredby: Background A. What is HHW? Why do I need to know? Common household chemicals and substances that are no longer being used by their owners are called Household Hazardous Waste, or HHW for short.

More information

Environmental Science A Study of interrelationships. Unite 9 Solid Waste Management and Disposal

Environmental Science A Study of interrelationships. Unite 9 Solid Waste Management and Disposal Environmental Science A Study of interrelationships Unite 9 Solid Waste Management and Disposal Introduction Solid Waste ( 固体废弃物 ) Solid waste means any garbage or refuse; sludge from a wastewater treatment

More information

WHAT IS A HAZARDOUS WASTE? Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Waste Management

WHAT IS A HAZARDOUS WASTE? Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Waste Management WHAT IS A HAZARDOUS WASTE? Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Waste Management REGULATORY BACKGROUND Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) 1976 EPA implemented hazardous waste

More information

School Recycling Program Guide

School Recycling Program Guide A CTION F OR N ATURE 2269 CHESTNUT STREET, NO. 263, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123, USA (415) 513-2421 (415) 922-5717 mail@actionfornature.org WEB SITE: www.actionfornature.org School Recycling Program Guide

More information

13 th International Project Week Lecturer: Stoyan Gaydardzhiev Participants: Laura Bauer Christoph Deckert Michael Grohme Carolin Gutsche Maximilian Hoeflich Roni Jojo Norman Knabe Johannes Lemberger Robert

More information

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2006 SCORING GUIDELINES. Question 3

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2006 SCORING GUIDELINES. Question 3 AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2006 SCORING GUIDELINES Question 3 (a) Assume that the city council chooses the first option. Describe TWO problems that result from removing the contaminated soil from the brownfield.

More information

The Health and Environmental Impacts of e-waste

The Health and Environmental Impacts of e-waste The Health and Environmental Impacts of e-waste Presenter: Susanne Dittke Chemical Engineer/Environmental Consultant Tel: 0027-21-7069829 Email:envirosense@xsinet.co.za Skype: envirosense www.envirosensecc.co.za

More information

ORDINANCE NO. 3 OF 2009

ORDINANCE NO. 3 OF 2009 PENN TOWNSHIP CUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 1301 Centerville Road Tel: 717-486-3104 Newville, PA 17241 Fax: 717-486-3522 Email: penntwp@kuhncom.net Website: www.penntwpcc.org ORDINANCE NO. 3 OF

More information

Monitoring & Recording Hazardous & Non-Hazardous Waste

Monitoring & Recording Hazardous & Non-Hazardous Waste GIIRS Emerging Market Assessment Resource Guide: What s in this Guide? I. Definition: What is II. Methods for Disposal: Non-Hazardous Waste III. Methods for Storage and Disposal: Hazardous Waste IV. Additional

More information

Trivia Game (Print double-sided for cards with answers on the back)

Trivia Game (Print double-sided for cards with answers on the back) Trivia Game (Print double-sided for cards with answers on the back) 2 3 Landfills/Disposal: Landfills/Disposal Which item takes up most of our garbage out of these three options? A. Diapers. B. Plastic

More information

WATER AND HEALTH: FISHY CHEMICALS

WATER AND HEALTH: FISHY CHEMICALS ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: At this activity, students will be familiarized with chemical hazards around the home and the importance of recognizing hazard symbols will be stressed. By explaining the three methods

More information

We are the solution. erecycling. We have the solution. made easy.

We are the solution. erecycling. We have the solution. made easy. We have the solution. erecycling made easy. Nowadays, business and technology go hand in hand. But what happens to those old or unwanted electronics? The answer, more often than not, is: nothing. We stack

More information

Life Cycle Assessment of a Laptop Computer and its Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Life Cycle Assessment of a Laptop Computer and its Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Life Cycle Assessment of a Laptop Computer and its Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Anh Hoang, Weili Tseng, Shekar Viswanathan + and Howard Evans School of Engineering and Technology National University

More information

Waste watchers - Classroom solid waste/recycling audit

Waste watchers - Classroom solid waste/recycling audit Waste watchers - Classroom solid waste/recycling audit TEACHER GUIDE Students will explore the connection between waste reduction, recycling and climate change. They will observe the current recycling

More information

This fact sheet provides an overview of options for managing solid

This fact sheet provides an overview of options for managing solid What Is Integrated Solid Waste Management? This fact sheet provides an overview of options for managing solid waste, identifies the important issues you should consider when planning for solid waste management,

More information

Why are Batteries Harmful to the Environment?

Why are Batteries Harmful to the Environment? Why are Batteries Harmful to the Environment? Lesson aims What are the different types of batteries? What are batteries made from and why are they harmful to the environment? Students will learn about

More information

North Carolina Landfill Bans

North Carolina Landfill Bans North Carolina Landfill Bans North Carolina Landfill Bans Background Information The 1989 Solid Waste Management Act banned certain recyclable materials from disposal in municipal solid waste landfills.

More information

Earth Day 2014 at GlobalGiving UK FURTHER TEACHING RESOURCES

Earth Day 2014 at GlobalGiving UK FURTHER TEACHING RESOURCES Earth Day 2014 at GlobalGiving UK FURTHER TEACHING RESOURCES I. VIDEO SHOWING Official video for Earth Day 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fticdunkugm Jaden Smith on the Canopy project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a0dnyprwx0&list=uukwebkq4kgan7n8pm

More information

Contents. Introduction. 3 Unit Objectives Planning Materials Technology Use Standards Correlations Teacher Response Form

Contents. Introduction. 3 Unit Objectives Planning Materials Technology Use Standards Correlations Teacher Response Form Contents Introduction.3 Unit Objectives Planning Materials Technology Use Standards Correlations Teacher Response Form Lesson 1: Understanding the Environment6 A. Administer the Pretest B. Conduct a trash

More information

Solid waste management and chemical safety

Solid waste management and chemical safety 52 CHAPTER 6 Solid waste management and chemical safety To keep the household and village environment clean and to reduce health risks, solid waste (refuse) should be disposed of properly. Untreated refuse

More information

MERCURY USE: AGRICULTURE

MERCURY USE: AGRICULTURE DRAFT WISCONSIN MERCURY SOURCEBOOK: AGRICULTURE 161 MERCURY USE: AGRICULTURE from John Gilkeson, MPCA Mercury was traditionally used in agricultural chemicals as a fungicide, mildewcide, or pesticide.

More information

NYSDEC Environmental Education

NYSDEC Environmental Education NYSDEC Environmental Education Where is Away? For Students in Grades 5 through 8 A 45- minute program designed to introduce the basics of where garbage goes, and how reduction of the waste stream is beneficial.

More information

Cans Glass Plastics Newspaper Mixed Paper Cardboard Special Waste Yard Waste

Cans Glass Plastics Newspaper Mixed Paper Cardboard Special Waste Yard Waste Bratenahl s trash is hauled to the Lorain County Landfill located in Oberlin, OH. This landfill is expected to be totally filled in less than 18 years. At that time, our disposal costs will increase because

More information

Topic Presentation Environmental Protection

Topic Presentation Environmental Protection Project Support to the Establishment of Environmental and Energy Clubs in Primary Schools within Kosovo Topic Presentation Environmental Protection September, 2010, Pristina Funded by: US Embassy, Pristina

More information

Where Garbage Goes. What Happens to Things We Throw Away?

Where Garbage Goes. What Happens to Things We Throw Away? North arolina Testing Program Where Garbage Goes Most of the things around you will be replaced or thrown away someday. Skates, clothes, the toaster, furniture they can break or wear out, or you may get

More information

GREEN PROCUREMENT POLICY GUIDANCE

GREEN PROCUREMENT POLICY GUIDANCE GREEN PROCUREMENT POLICY GUIDANCE Paper Forest destruction and loss of biodiversity Energy and water consumption during production Emissions to air and water during pulp and paper production Chemical consumption

More information

This method has been adopted in many communities in the United States and Europe

This method has been adopted in many communities in the United States and Europe Burning trash Most garbage-to-energy plants in the United States use direct burning of garbage to reduce the volume, meanwhile attempting to intercept valuable resources before or after burning. This method

More information

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2015 SCORING GUIDELINES

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2015 SCORING GUIDELINES AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2015 SCORING GUIDELINES Question 2 Approximately 30 million mobile devices were sold in 1998 in the United States. The number sold increased to 180 million devices in 2007. (a)

More information

Electronic Waste: Managing the Environmental and Regulatory Challenges

Electronic Waste: Managing the Environmental and Regulatory Challenges Electronic Waste: Managing the Environmental and Regulatory Challenges Jasmine Nasiri, Steven Piatkowski and Frank Westfall Business Descriptor Electronic Waste: Managing the Environmental and Regulatory

More information

Greening the Lifecycle of Office Equipment: The State Electronics Challenge Get Awarded for Your Success!

Greening the Lifecycle of Office Equipment: The State Electronics Challenge Get Awarded for Your Success! Greening the Lifecycle of Office Equipment: The State Electronics Challenge Get Awarded for Your Success! November 17, 2015 State Electronics Challenge Voluntary & free program targeted to municipal, regional,

More information

Don t Be Idle Take Action to Prevent Diesel School Bus Idling

Don t Be Idle Take Action to Prevent Diesel School Bus Idling INTRODUCTION Don t Be Idle Take Action to Prevent Diesel School Bus Idling Twenty-five million students in the United States ride to and from school each day on a fleet of 600,000 diesel buses. Although

More information

How Humans Impact the Environment. Jonathan M. Links, PhD Johns Hopkins University

How Humans Impact the Environment. Jonathan M. Links, PhD Johns Hopkins University This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Your use of this material constitutes acceptance of that license and the conditions of use of materials on this

More information

Classifying Aquatic Debris

Classifying Aquatic Debris Classifying Aquatic Debris VIRGINIA SOL Science 1.8, 3.10 Social studies 1.10, 2.10 Language arts 1.3, 1.12, 2.3, 3.9 Math K.17, 1.20 OBJECTIVES Predict the effects on animals of different kinds of aquatic

More information

! 2 5 20 20 5 18 20 15 13 15 18 18 15 23

! 2 5 20 20 5 18 20 15 13 15 18 18 15 23 1 Use this number-letter code to find the Recycle Guys secret message. 1 = A 2 = B 3 = C 4 = D 5 = E 6 = F 7 = G 8 = H 9 = I 10 = J 11 = K 12 = L 13 = M 14 = N 15 = O 16 = P 17 = Q 18 = R 19 = S 20 = T

More information

Plastics Use Audit. Focus Question

Plastics Use Audit. Focus Question Topic Plastics Grades 6-12 Plastics Use Audit Site Indoors, Outdoors Duration One hour plus Materials See page 3 Vocabulary audit, plastic, recycling, waste Next Generation Science Standards Practices

More information

Talkin Trash. Grades K-3 RETHINK GARBAGE

Talkin Trash. Grades K-3 RETHINK GARBAGE Talkin Trash Grades K-3 RETHINK GARBAGE Introduction This package explores the issues surrounding our garbage and what we do with it. The following activities give students the opportunity to challenge

More information

CONTENTS FAQ 3. Environment 6. Health 10. Public Policy 14. Resources 16

CONTENTS FAQ 3. Environment 6. Health 10. Public Policy 14. Resources 16 CONTENTS FAQ 3 Environment 6 Health 10 Public Policy 14 Resources 16 FAQ How many phones are in use in the US? How many are replaced? Collected? Is using a cell phone longer better for the environment?

More information

Environmental Impacts of E-Books

Environmental Impacts of E-Books Environmental Impacts of E-Books Introduction With the growth in the number of e-readers and sales of E- books, many have begun to question the environmental impacts of E-readers and E-books Currently

More information

Why Do I Need to Recycle? LESSON 2

Why Do I Need to Recycle? LESSON 2 Why Do I Need to Recycle? LESSON 2 Recycling Benefits Everyone Did you know that there is a limited amount of space on earth? That s right, if we keep trashing our world, there won t be any space left

More information

Fact sheet on electrical and electronic appliances

Fact sheet on electrical and electronic appliances Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications DETEC Federal Office for the Environment FOEN Waste Management, Chemicals and Biotechnology Division September 2010 Fact sheet

More information

Recycle whatever can be recycled according to the DHMC Recycling Program! See the intranet site or the last page of this document for details.

Recycle whatever can be recycled according to the DHMC Recycling Program! See the intranet site or the last page of this document for details. Environmental Programs at DHMC are more than just recycling and waste management programs, although these are cornerstones of the Program. Waste and pollution prevention means we re trying to make less

More information

As Engrossed: S3/14/01 S3/16/01 H3/28/01. For An Act To Be Entitled. Subtitle BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS:

As Engrossed: S3/14/01 S3/16/01 H3/28/01. For An Act To Be Entitled. Subtitle BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS: Stricken language would be deleted from and underlined language would be added to the law as it existed prior to this session of the General Assembly. 0 State of Arkansas As Engrossed: S//0 S//0 H//0 rd

More information

Criminal Justice / CSI Blueprint

Criminal Justice / CSI Blueprint Criminal Justice / CSI Blueprint This Blueprint contains the subject matter content of this Skill Connect Assessment. This Blueprint does NOT contain the information one would need to fully prepare for

More information

The 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle): an approach to sustainable solid waste management

The 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle): an approach to sustainable solid waste management The 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle): an approach to sustainable solid waste management Janya Sang-Arun Sustainable Consumption and Production Group Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) The

More information

Organised vs Unorganised 90% of the e-waste is segregated, dismantled and recycled in the informal sector based in urban slums; 10% in organised

Organised vs Unorganised 90% of the e-waste is segregated, dismantled and recycled in the informal sector based in urban slums; 10% in organised E-Waste Waste electrical and electronic equipments (WEEE), which is intended to be discarded Household appliances, electrical and electronic tools, consumer electronics, IT & telecommunication equipment

More information

Greening the Computer Lifecycle: the State Electronics Challenge

Greening the Computer Lifecycle: the State Electronics Challenge Greening the Computer Lifecycle: the State Electronics Challenge www.stateelectronicschallenge.net What is the State Electronics Challenge? Voluntary & free partnership program targeted to state, regional,

More information

An Introduction to Product Takeback

An Introduction to Product Takeback An Introduction to Product Takeback Overview Driving forces behind product takeback Product takeback legislation Product end-of-life options Reverse logistics Case study Motivation for Product Takeback

More information

Kindergarten Science Unit C: Earth Science Chapter 7: Earth s Resources Lesson 1: How do we use resources from the Earth?

Kindergarten Science Unit C: Earth Science Chapter 7: Earth s Resources Lesson 1: How do we use resources from the Earth? Insert Photo or Graphic for Unit or Lesson Theme Kindergarten Science Unit C: Earth Science Chapter 7: Earth s Resources Lesson 1: How do we use resources from the Earth? Insert Photo/Graphic resource

More information

You can conserve resources, save energy, and prevent waste by buying products that:

You can conserve resources, save energy, and prevent waste by buying products that: You can conserve resources, save energy, and prevent waste by buying products that: Are energy efficient Are used or reusable Are made with recycled content or are recyclable Have no packaging or reduced

More information

PE PLE WASTE A-WEIGH UNIT 7 PEOPLE AND WASTE CONCEPT GRADE LEVEL SUBJECTS OBJECTIVES SKILLS

PE PLE WASTE A-WEIGH UNIT 7 PEOPLE AND WASTE CONCEPT GRADE LEVEL SUBJECTS OBJECTIVES SKILLS UNIT 7 PEOPLE AND WASTE WASTE A-WEIGH METHOD By weighing and recording their lunch waste every day for a week, students learn how conservation efforts can reduce the total amount of trash generated. MATERIALS

More information

Press Releases PRESS RELEASE

Press Releases PRESS RELEASE Press Releases As you begin to develop and publicize your pay-as-you-throw program, coverage by local radio and print media outlets is likely. For MSW planners, this should be considered a public outreach

More information

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION RECYCLING PROGRAM. Report 2008-S-142 OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK STATE COMPTROLLER

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION RECYCLING PROGRAM. Report 2008-S-142 OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK STATE COMPTROLLER Thomas P. DiNapoli COMPTROLLER OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK STATE COMPTROLLER DIVISION OF STATE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY Audit Objectives...2 Audit Results - Summary...2 Background...3 Audit Findings and Recommendations...4

More information

Reduce Reduce Reduce. Reuse. Reuse. Recycle. Recycle. Lesson: Needs and Wants. Background: Procedures: Reflection/Response:

Reduce Reduce Reduce. Reuse. Reuse. Recycle. Recycle. Lesson: Needs and Wants. Background: Procedures: Reflection/Response: Lesson: Needs and Wants Grade: 4-5 Subject: Social Science, English Objectives: Students will: recognize the impact of humans on natural systems make predictions about the impact of certain behaviors and

More information

T E A C H E R S N O T E S

T E A C H E R S N O T E S T E A C H E R S N O T E S Focus: Students explore energy: its sources, forms, and transformations. Students also consider the benefits of energy-efficient technologies and energy conservation. Learning

More information

Reduce Reduce Reduce. Reuse. Reuse. Recycle. Recycle. Lesson: Classroom Trash Audit. Background. Procedure:

Reduce Reduce Reduce. Reuse. Reuse. Recycle. Recycle. Lesson: Classroom Trash Audit. Background. Procedure: Lesson: Classroom Trash Audit Grade: 4-5 Subject: Math, Science Objectives: define, give examples of, and sort waste identify the amounts of solid waste produced by individuals and groups Teaching Time:

More information

Nonrenewable Energy Sources

Nonrenewable Energy Sources Nonrenewable Energy Sources Strand Earth Resources Topic Nonrenewable resources Primary SOL 3.11 The student will investigate and understand different sources of energy. Key concepts include c) sources

More information

A COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION TO MANAGING BIOHAZARD WASTE

A COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION TO MANAGING BIOHAZARD WASTE A COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION TO MANAGING BIOHAZARD WASTE INTRODUCTION As of 2011, 7.8 billion syringes are used every year in the U.S. This number excludes veterinarian care which generates almost another

More information

WASTE MANAGEMENT Prevention, reduction and a good environmental management of hazardous waste

WASTE MANAGEMENT Prevention, reduction and a good environmental management of hazardous waste WASTE MANAGEMENT In Romania, the Ministry of Environment and Forests promoted public interest documents, such as eco-guide public official Eco-tourist guide and guide eco-citizen, containing recommendations

More information

Resource and Environmental Profile Analysis of Polyethylene Milk Bottles and Polyethylene-coated Paperboard Milk Cartons

Resource and Environmental Profile Analysis of Polyethylene Milk Bottles and Polyethylene-coated Paperboard Milk Cartons Resource and Environmental Profile Analysis of Polyethylene Milk Bottles and Polyethylene-coated Paperboard Milk Cartons Background Recently, much attention has been directed at packaging by a variety

More information

LED Life-Cycle Assessment & Environmental Testing

LED Life-Cycle Assessment & Environmental Testing LED Life-Cycle Assessment & Environmental Testing DOE Solid State Lighting Booth Presentation LightFair 2013 Jason Tuenge Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Program Name or Ancillary Text eere.energy.gov

More information

Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grades: 3 4 Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Time Allotments: Teacher preparation: 15 minutes Lesson and activity: 45-60 minutes Vocabulary: Conservation Natural Resources Nonrenewable Resources Renewable

More information

Future Workshop by HBS Oct.6 Oct.11 (Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt)

Future Workshop by HBS Oct.6 Oct.11 (Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt) Future Workshop by HBS Oct.6 Oct.11 (Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt) The Future workshop took place in Hasankeyf, Turkey, from October 6,2012 till October 11,2012 where individuals from Turkey, Lebanon,

More information

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Teacher Page

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Teacher Page GRADE LEVEL: 6 th - 8 th grades Teacher Page ACADEMIC OUTCOMES/LESSON OBJECTIVES: Students will read a selection introducing them to the concepts of reducing, reusing, and recycling solid waste materials.

More information

Strategies for Improving the Sustainability of E-Waste Management Systems

Strategies for Improving the Sustainability of E-Waste Management Systems Strategies for Improving the Sustainability of E-Waste Management Systems Concept Document Prepared by: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sustainable Technology Center 1 Hazelwood Drive Champaign,

More information

Dukes of Hazard Activity Time:

Dukes of Hazard Activity Time: Dukes of Hazard Activity Time: TEACHERS: Read Populution and Water Source Protection on page 80 of Peel Water Story book. Objectives: Students will: Identify household hazardous waste (HHW) materials around

More information

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2010 SCORING GUIDELINES

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2010 SCORING GUIDELINES AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2010 SCORING GUIDELINES Question 1 (a) Choose any ONE of the three pollutants mentioned above and respond to each of the following. (i) Describe one specific source, other than

More information

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2012 SCORING GUIDELINES

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2012 SCORING GUIDELINES AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2012 SCORING GUIDELINES Question1 Read the following article from the Fremont Gazette and answer the questions that follow. (a) Identify and describe TWO water-related environmental

More information

Electronic Recycling 101 Class 59 of the Metro Area Master Recycler Program April 22, 2015 www.universalrecyclers.com

Electronic Recycling 101 Class 59 of the Metro Area Master Recycler Program April 22, 2015 www.universalrecyclers.com Electronic Recycling 101 Class 59 of the Metro Area Master Recycler Program April 22, 2015 www.universalrecyclers.com e-waste asset recovery u-waste commodities State of Oregon Recycling 101 In the late

More information

Business of Waste Recycling. Dr. Prasad Modak

Business of Waste Recycling. Dr. Prasad Modak Business of Waste Recycling Dr. Prasad Modak Waste Generation - India MSW generated in India 2012 68.8 million TPY 50% increase in last decade BAU scenario for 2041 160.5 million TPY Class I cities contribute

More information

Residential Guide to Managing Trash on Kodiak Island

Residential Guide to Managing Trash on Kodiak Island Residential Guide to Managing Trash on Kodiak Island A cooperative effort between the Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska Connections, Base Kodiak, Threshold Services, and the citizens of Kodiak. Kodiak Island

More information

Transportation and Waste Minimization

Transportation and Waste Minimization Transportation and Waste Minimization A Guide to Identifying Areas for Improvement www.idem.in.gov/greensteps (800) 451-6027 Indiana Department of Environmental Management Printed on 50 percent recycled

More information

Biomass Renewable Energy from Plants and Animals

Biomass Renewable Energy from Plants and Animals Renewable Biomass Biomass Basics Biomass Renewable Energy from Plants and Animals Biomass is organic material made from plants and animals. Biomass contains stored energy from the sun. Plants absorb the

More information

Electronic and Universal Waste Regulations

Electronic and Universal Waste Regulations Electronic and Universal Waste Regulations Derek Boer Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division 303-692-3329 derek.boer@state.co.us Regulatory

More information

Electronic Waste Management

Electronic Waste Management Electronic Waste Management (under Rules of E-waste May 2011 by MoEF) BOWML ewaste Management 1 E-Waste & Hazardous Waste Issues Electronic & Electrical Goods not fit for intended use or discarded for

More information

E-Waste IndWMP. E-Waste Steering Committee. Comprising: EEE Producers, Refurbishers, Recyclers, NGO s, Industry Associations

E-Waste IndWMP. E-Waste Steering Committee. Comprising: EEE Producers, Refurbishers, Recyclers, NGO s, Industry Associations E-Waste IndWMP E-Waste Steering Committee Comprising: EEE Producers, Refurbishers, Recyclers, NGO s, Industry Associations Development of the SA E-Waste IndWMP Two E-Waste IndWMP s ewasa & ITA Waste Amendment

More information

Lecture 9. Batteries. 1. Introduction. 01-Dec-12

Lecture 9. Batteries. 1. Introduction. 01-Dec-12 Lecture 9 Batteries 1. Introduction Batteries are complex electrochemical devices, composed of distinct cells, that generate electrical energy from the chemical energy of their cell components A battery

More information

Water Drop Patch. for Brownies

Water Drop Patch. for Brownies H2O Water Drop Patch WATER DROP PATCH HOW 2 OBSERVE: GROUNDWATER The WATER DROP PATCH Project inspires Girl Scouts to learn about water quality and to take action in their communities to protect and restore

More information

Earth s Resources and the Message from the Lorax

Earth s Resources and the Message from the Lorax Earth s Resources and the Message from the Lorax Grade Levels: 4-9 Guiding Question: How do humans impact the environment of planet Earth? Objectives The student will: know that the limited supply of usable

More information

Electronics Recycling With GEEP. geep

Electronics Recycling With GEEP. geep Electronics Recycling With GEEP Electronics Recycling With GEEP Presented By: Scott Loughran General Manager GEEP Edmonton sloughran@global.com Table of Contents GEEP s Mission and Objectives GEEP s History

More information

Extraction Oil and Gas, LLC. Diamond Valley Central Oil Terminal Waste Management Plan

Extraction Oil and Gas, LLC. Diamond Valley Central Oil Terminal Waste Management Plan Extraction Oil and Gas, LLC. Diamond Valley Central Oil Terminal Waste Management Plan Scope: This Extraction Oil and Gas Waste Management Plan has been prepared to provide operations personnel at the

More information

MAKE RECYCLING BUSINESS

MAKE RECYCLING BUSINESS MAKE RECYCLING YOUR BUSINESS Barriers and Opportunities for Recycling and Going Green in Small to Medium Businesses Sponsored by Supported by Prepared by Planet Ark and Pollinate for National Recycling

More information

SWEDEN WORLD LEADER IN WEEE COLLECTION AND TREATMENT

SWEDEN WORLD LEADER IN WEEE COLLECTION AND TREATMENT SWEDEN WORLD LEADER IN WEEE COLLECTION AND TREATMENT Sweden world leader in ELECTRIC AND electronic waste collection The producer responsibility for waste from electric and electronic equipment (weee)

More information

Waste Management. Background

Waste Management. Background Waste Management Background Overview of current waste management In 1970, the main method of waste disposal in Iceland was open-pit burning. Over 50 burning pits were in operation, close to one pit per

More information

(QYLURQPHQWDOUHPHGLDWLRQ

(QYLURQPHQWDOUHPHGLDWLRQ 4 (QYLURQPHQWDOUHPHGLDWLRQ Introduction 4.1 Scientific evidence submitted to the Committee as part of the Inquiry process indicated that the activities carried out on the site have resulted in numerous

More information

Financial Literacy: Grade 5 Science and Technology Understanding Matter and Energy

Financial Literacy: Grade 5 Science and Technology Understanding Matter and Energy Financial Literacy: Grade 5 Science and Technology Understanding Matter and Energy Lesson 1 A Closer Look at Cell Phones Students will examine the rationale for buying electronic products typically a cell

More information

Integrated Skills in English ISE II

Integrated Skills in English ISE II Integrated Skills in English Reading & Writing exam Sample paper 4 10am 12pm Your full name: (BLOCK CAPITALS) Candidate number: Centre: Time allowed: 2 hours Instructions to candidates 1. Write your name,

More information

Why Do I Need to Recycle? LESSON 1

Why Do I Need to Recycle? LESSON 1 Why Do I Need to Recycle? LESSON 1 Recycling Benefits Everyone The earth has a limited amount of space with limited resources that must sustain us all. We cannot keep wasting our resources and polluting

More information

Sustainable e-waste management in Southern Africa

Sustainable e-waste management in Southern Africa Annex 2 LK/April 2013 Draft Concept Note Sustainable e-waste management in Southern Africa Background E-waste, so called WEEE (Waste electrical and Electronic Equipment), is the fastest growing waste stream

More information