Source Reduction Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom

Source Reduction Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Source reduction, also known as waste prevention, is the practice of designing, manufacturing, purchasing, or using materials (such as products and packaging) in ways that reduce the amount or toxicity of waste. Use this printable packet of activities to help your students put this concept into practice.

Grade Levels: K - 6

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Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

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