This interactive slide program provides the next step in applying what students have learned from the Introduction to Recycling program. Students and teachers will be empowered to implement their understanding of waste reduction, composting and recycling.  Grades 4-8, 45 minutes. Prerequisite: Introduction to Recycling.


For the Zero Waste Vocabulary List, Click Here (PDF)

Conduct a classroom waste audit using these instructions (PDF) to find out how much material your classroom or school is sending to the landfill.

Videos for Grades 4-12

Zero Waste Family Makes No Household Garbage for 3 Years! A 6 minute informative video about a family living with Zero Waste intentions.   A great follow-up to Introduction to Recycling or Zero Waste.


What Really Happens to the Plastic You Throw Away  A 4 minute informative video the Story of a Plastic Water Bottle.  A great follow-up to Introduction to Recycling or Zero Waste.



Download the Next Generation Science Standards Zero Waste (PDF).