For Nov. 28: Waste

First, watch the old Sesame Street video below, and answer the following questions:

  • What are the three major ways in which waste is disposed of in this video?
  • Has much changed since then?

Next, read the PCR article “The End of Waste” and make sure you’re able to gain from it an understanding of

  • Zero Waste
  • The Throwaway Economy
  • The “Landfill Crisis”
  • Landfill Gas

Go beyond the PCR article to find out a little more about landfills and see if you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is a sanitary landfill?
  • Why do some people claim that all landfills will leak?
  • What do they leak? What is leachate?

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