Reducing paper waste: Old National Bank

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Grade level: 5th grade

Skills: Circle graphs

Related environmental issues: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Old National Bank, the largest financial services holding company headquartered in Indiana, reduced their paper use, promote paper recycling, and saved equivalent of 1,325 trees in 2015.

The circle graph below shows the breakdown of waste generated in our country.

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  1. What do you most likely find in trash?2926033_291x240
  2. Which portion is larger, plastic waste or wood waste?
  3. What material has the second largest portion?
  4. What material has half the amount of paper waste?


Answer Key

  1. paper waste
  2. plastic waste
  3. food waste
  4. plastic waste


Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: 2014 Fact Sheet.



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