Because paper is a product students use everyday, it provides a great opportunity to discuss paper recycling in the classroom. Learning about and participating in a recycling program is a great way to teach environmental education.
From field trips, to art projects, to science projects, there are numerous ways to bring paper recycling into the classroom. The resources below can help your class learn more about paper recycling.
- Learn about the paper recycling process from the (download a PowerPoint presentation by clicking on Recycling Process under Related Links at the bottom of the page).
- Visit EPAs Eco-Portal for Teachers to obtain publications, online tools, and additional materials about solid and hazardous waste, including information about paper recycling.
- Find information about the benefits of paper recycling or answers to frequent questions, including facts and figures, about paper recycling.
- Explore the Resources for Waste Education website, which includes resources for the following age groups:
- View the paper recycling page for students.
- Find out how students, educators, and school administrators can all play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions with a directory of education and action planning resources.
- Teach your class how to make paper, pulp ornaments and jewelry, origami, and more.
- Get your class involved in the Earth Day Groceries Project.
- Science projects using paper including the Mobius strip, how paper towels work, and how paper gets its strength.
- Find out where to take your class to teach them more about paper recycling.