Lesson 1: Intro to Recycling
Participants will be able to understand the concept of recycling; both mechanical and chemical. They will also view and understand the process of recycling from their garbage cans to the recycling plant.
Lesson 2: Recycling In Your Community
Participants will be able to understand the pros and cons of recycling. They will observe the importance of recycling by watching PSAs and going to different locations to view the mistreatment of plastic in the community. Participants will also use the EJ Screening and Mapping Tool to compare different environmental issues affecting the affluent and poor neighborhoods in their vicinity.
Lesson 3: The 5 R's
Participants will be able to articulate the multi or singular use of plastic. They will be able to understand the five R’s: rethink, refuse, recycle, reuse, and reduce. Participants will also recognize the significance of fast-food restaurants and plastic packaging on the environment.
Lesson 4: Bans and Recycling Fraud
Participants will be able to compare the different recycling protocols in their community after learning about the various environmental banning laws that are enforced in particular states. Participants will also be informed of the concept: recycling fraud.
Lesson Five: Sharing is Caring
Participants will be able to share their findings with their community, family, and friends through social media.