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?