PLT: Municipal Solid Waste

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Description: This high school module (part of Project Learning Tree's (PLT) overall curriculum) will have students examine solid waste management issues and options. This module uses hands-on experiences to show interrelationships among waste generation, natural resource use, and disposal. This book is made available only by attending a PLT instructional workshop. Contact your local PLT coordinator or PLT's national office.
Author/Producer: Project Learning Tree
Topic Areas Covered: Waste Generation and Disposal, Waste Streams, Recycling, Economics, Composting, Landfills, Waste-to-Energy, Source Reduction
Resource Type: Curriculum
For Grade Levels: High School
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Cost: This book is made available only by attending a PLT instructional workshop.
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? Yes
Language: English
Educational or Informational: Educational
Recommended Enhancements:
PLT: Focus on Forests Module
PLT: Forest Ecology Module
PLT: Forests of the World Module
PLT: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
PLT: MN Early Childhood Supplement
PLT: PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide
Geographic Location: U.S.
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Author/Producer Contact: Project Learning Tree
Address: 1111 19th St. N.W., #780
Washington DC 20036
Phone: (202) 463-2462

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