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Eek! It leaks! A lesson for students in grades 3-8

A sanitary landfill is an engineering marvel that protects our groundwater from contaminated waste. Basically, it is a giant bag that doesn’t leak. In this activity, students are charged with constructing a leak-proof bag using 4 plastic strips and masking tape. The challenge is they are given only a limited amount of tape.
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Attention All Day Camps: Puppet Show Extends Season

Destiny, the star of the smash hit puppet show, “How Recycling Changed My Life” has extended her engagement in St. Louis County and is now available for summer performances. The smash hit, seen by 1,008 students this past school year, features a sneaky villain, dramatic chase scene, and flying objects! […]

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Robinson Elementary: Shining Example of Food Waste Diversion

A pilot program to recycle cafeteria waste at Robinson Elementary School succeeds with thoughtful design and a commitment to training. […]

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Discover the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ at our July 30 workshop

Our free STEAM workshop for middle school science teachers on July 30 will feature lab activities, field trips, community service projects, art, language arts, and more!  Come and stake your claim on a Texas-sized island of trash!
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Free Summer Workshop for Marketing Teachers July 28

Looking for an engaging project for your high school marketing class? Attend our free summer workshop! The workshop includes a field trip to a material recovery facility and tips on how advertising and marketing are used in our program. Lunch is also on us! […]

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12 Schools Make a Ton (and a Half!) of Difference in Just Six Weeks

In six weeks 5,700 students in 12 schools collected plastic bottle caps. The day has arrived for St. Louis County’s Resourceful Schools Project staff to pick them up. The truck rattles and the ride is bumpy. Plastic tarps line the floor of the truck to capture any renegade caps that […]

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Our bottle cap collection results are in!

In 6 weeks, 12 school communities collected 2,761 lbs. of plastic caps representing 521,591 containers!
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Just a Little Cap?

Eleven St. Louis County schools are collecting bottle caps to demonstrate that many little things can add up to a lot. See how much they've collected so far!
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Does Your School Need Recycling Bins?

This program is for all k-12 schools located in St. Louis County MO. The Resourceful Schools Project has distributed bins to schools in order to assist them in their recycling efforts.  We are happy to be able to provide a limited number of classroom bins again this year. We are excited that so many schools now have the ability to participate in single-stream recycling! […]

Lesson plans for upper elementary and middle school students.

Recycling & Economics

Got Gadgets?
The Zero Waste Project

Recycling & Climate Change

Pass the Tomatoes Please
The Carbon Games

Litter & Waste Reduction

Pick Up a New Attitude
Waste Watchers
Recycling Rules
All three of these lessons are in this pdf.