How much trash does our country produce?

Last updated: September 7, 2018

Math Skill: Creating and interpreting line graphs (Numbers up to 250)

Grade level: 45th grade

Area level: National-scale

Environmental Area: Waste & Recycling

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Purpose: Understand trends in the amount of municipal waste since 1960 and develop awareness for waste reduction

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BACKGROUND FOR THE TEACHER

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Website link on this page: U.S. EPA, 2018

TEACHER GUIDE

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Website link on this page: U.S. EPA, 2018. “Advancing Sustainable Material Management: 2015 Fact Sheet”.

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