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K-5 Training Prezi - School Cafeteria Recycling & Composting

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Susan Webster

on 7 March 2016

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Transcript of K-5 Training Prezi - School Cafeteria Recycling & Composting

Sort It!
Goals for the Future:
Reduce Reuse Recycle Rot
No Left-over Food!
Insects and Worms
Let's Start Sorting!
#1. White Bucket = Liquids
# 2. Blue Bin = Recycling
Left-over Milk and Juice
Left-over Soup
Drink your milk!
Eat your Lunch!
Sort your Trash!
4 Sorting Bins in the Cafeteria
#4. Green Bucket = Left-over Food
#3. Grey Barrel = Trash
Trash = Stuff We Can Recycle
Trash = Left-over Food for Composting
Our "Trash" is not all Trash
We are throwing out TOO MUCH TRASH!!!
in the cafeteria!
Our school needs our help!
We can recycle Paper + Plastic + Metal + Glass + Cardboard
Look for the number in the
on the bottom
Paper and

Composting = Nature's way to recycle.
Every living thing decomposes or rots.
Everything that rots can be composted.
Recipe for Compost
Greens =
High Nitrogen
Examples: Leftover food, grass clippings, coffee grounds, hay and seaweed
Examples: Dead leaves,
cardboard, newspaper
and sawdust
Browns = High Carbon
1 part Green
Like Food Waste
We collect left-over food for composting
Ask questions and
keep practicing!
You are going to be a
Recycling & Composting Champion!
Stack trays to
save trash bags
We will sort our trash!
# 2
Grey Barrel = Trash
Adding compost to gardens helps plants grow strong and healthy
1) All students and teachers sorting trash in cafeteria.
Volunteer Monitors at Sorting Stations to answer questions.
Reduce number of trash bags leaving the cafeteria by 80%.

2) ONLY FOOD in Green Bucket.

3) Actions
Replace Styrofoam products (trays, bowls, cups or plates) with a reusable or recyclable alternative.
Replace individual mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise and salad dressing packets with pump bottles.
Replace plastic water bottles with reusable water bottles.
Look for ways to recycle and compost at home and in your town - and at special events, like concerts and festivals.

Compost starts out looking
like this
and ends up
looking like soil
Don't Trash It!
ONLY Left-over Food!
We will learn a new way to throw out
our trash

The cafeteria makes more trash
than any other
room in our school
Why Compost?
Check each sign to remember
What goes where?
Why Recycle?
When we recycle, we turn used materials into new products.
We don't waste our resources.
We use less energy.
We make less trash.
3 examples
New paper products

Used cans

New metal products

Used plastic bottles
Fleece clothing, yard furniture
and new plastic products
We save things made of metal, plastic, glass, cardboard and paper from a landfill or an incinerator
We are saving the environment
One cafeteria at a time
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