Pre Visit...

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WATCH THIS VIDEO...

BEFORE the Trash Can Man visits your school...

FIRST THINGS FIRST... INTRODUCTIONS!

Meet the Trash Can Man! He can't wait to visit your school VERY SOON — to turn trash into (scientific) treasure.
To help prep you for his visit, ​the Trash Can Man (or Trashy) would like to share a few rubbishy facts and figures — plus, he has a few garabagey questions for you. You'll find all of this information in the video above, as well as in the notes below...

JUST THE FACTS...

  • Around 99% of everything we buy is thrown out within 6 months

  • Australians produce around 74.1 tonnes of waste each year

    • That includes ALL waste from every home, school and business

    • That's around 2.94 tonnes of waste per person!

  • In Australia, we recycle around:

    • 90% of all metal

    • 60% of all paper

    • 59% of all glass

    • 13% of all plastic

A FEW QUESTIONS...

  1. What was the last thing YOU threw away?

  2. What kind of a bin did you throw that thing into?

  3. Did you use the correct bin?

  4. Are there any bins in the room that you are in right now? How many other bins can you find around your school? 

TRY THIS...

  • If you have a little time, then you might like to try keeping a "Rubbish Diary"

    • Make a list of ALL the things you throw away in a single day...

    • You might even like to try doing this over a week!

    • Do you throw away different things at school compared to at home? 

WEB SERIES...

If you'd like to see more of the Trash Can Man NOW, then take a look at his web series. There's heaps of episodes about all sorts of rubbish! 
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