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"The future belongs to those who understand that doing more with less is compassionate, prosperous, and enduring, and thus more intelligent, even competitive."
PAUL HAWKEN, environmentalist, educator, lecturer, entrepreneur, journalist, and best-selling author.

What is the simplest, cheapest, most efficient way of dealing with waste? The answer is easy: not making it in the first place! Throwing away things wastes resources. It wastes the raw materials and energy used in making the items and it wastes money. Therefore it is important encouraging manufacturers to design products that create less waste and pollution, from the time they are made until after they are worn out, are friendly to the environment throughout their lifecycle, and are long-lasting. We, as consumers, have a key role in encouraging clean technology, by choosing to buy durable, 'waste free' services and products. Moreover, we can substantially reduce solid waste by reducing the amount of trash discarded; reusing containers and products, and recycling. What do you know about the garbage world? What are the main problems with 'landfill' (putting waste in the ground)? What do you know about the benefits of recycling in terms of resources saving? Play with us and find it out!
  • Go to the European Union portal on waste addressed to young people and Test your Knowledge! [http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/youth/waste/index_en.html]. What do you know about waste prevention, recycling or treatment? Read about Waste and test your knowledge here! (Multiple-choice, true or false quizzes and word search formulas).
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packaging yourself RETHINKING LUXURY |WASTE TO TASTE |CHANCE TO CLOTHES | looking for a place FROM WASTE TO HOUSES | clean up your fun LESS WASTE TIPS | social belongingMIDRAND ECOCITY | pay the right priceCOLLECT A CAN |ECO-TICKETS PROGRAM | facts & figures/ENVIRONMENTHOW MUCH IS THROWN AWAY? |E-WASTE | dep’t store COMPOSTABLE T-SHIRT |ECO-SANDALS FROM KENYA |FREITAG BAGS |WEAR YOUR SODA |RELAN BAGS |ECO-BINS |KITCHEN COMPOST BINS |BATTERIES TAKE-BACK |E-WASTE | job opportunities SCRAP |RECICLAR T3 |ENAYETULLAH-SINHA | trainer’s room classworks/SCHOOL WASTE AUDIT | test & playDUMPING OR RECYCLING? | linksgetting info/ WASTE & RECYCLING main
  • Test how much do you know about the garbage world with the 10 multiple-choice questions of the recycling trivia quiz [www.metrowaste.com/recycle_trivia.htm]. The page is hosted by MINIMUM WASTE ®, website a comprehensive waste analysis, education and awareness program, that helps people recognize and benefit from recycling opportunities. (B)
  • Or answer the 18 PET containers recycling quiz [www.petcore.org/kids_intro_03.html#\] to learn more about PET recycling policies in Europe and get your ‘recycling diploma’! The quiz is edited by Petcore, PET containers recycling Europe, a non-profit European association fostering the use and development of PET containers and facilitating both PET recycling and the development of recycled end material.
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clean up your fun LESS WASTE TIPS | pay the right price COLLECT A CAN |ECO-TICKETS PROGRAM | facts & figures/ENVIRONMENTHOW MUCH IS THROWN AWAY? |DRINK CONTAINERS (1) |DRINK CONTAINERS (2) | dep’t storeWEAR YOUR SODA |ECO-BINS | job opportunitiesSCRAP |RECICLAR T3 |ENAYETULLAH-SINHA | trainer’s roomclassworks/SCHOOL WASTE AUDIT | test & playDUMPING OR RECYCLING? | linksgetting info/ WASTE & RECYCLING
  • Curious to know how much forest is saved every time one tonne of paper is recycled?… the most effective way to deal with plastic waste?… the European country which composts its municipal waste best? Discover it all at The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe website with this nice and well-done waste quiz [http://greenpack.rec.org/waste/tests/index.shtml] (multiple-choice & true or false format) (B)


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  • …Discover how long the energy saved each year by recycling aluminium cans could light your house and the other benefits of aluminium recycling with this US focused quiz [www.recycle.alcan.com/Recycle/EN/Communities/Library/Recycling+Pop+Quiz] hosted by Novelis’ website, the world's largest recycler of used aluminium beverage cans: a game plenty of curious facts about waste recycling and energy saving. (B)

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