Ever wonder what happens to those materials when they go into the blue bin? On today’s Global Recycling Day, take your students the step farther and explore what comes next. Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council created a succinct online reference and game that explains the rest of the recycling lifecycle.
Build your own municipal sorting facility (MSF) by placing different sorting machines along a conveyor in the Super Sorter Game. Follow steel cans, cardboard boxes, cartons, and glass bottles on their way back into your life in the Recycling Journey. With each experience, ask your class if the outcome is expected or if recycling still has some surprises.