How do we deal with the growing problem of solid waste? This reading provides an overview of waste disposal options and the need for waste reduction.
A profile of a town in Ghana that is the world’s capital of e-waste.
Students conduct research either in favor of or against plastic bag bans and taxes, then debate their assigned stance.
Role playing a city council meeting, students weigh various real-world economic, social, and environmental factors when siting a landfill on the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu.
Students use guided research to perform a five-stage life cycle analysis on a t-shirt and brainstorm ways to reduce the garment’s social and environmental impact.