Household and industrial waste is a huge issue. Discuss with your students what they think happens to rubbish once the rubbish truck has collected it from their home. Discuss in further detail where the rubbish ends up. Locate the collection point, or points, on a local map.
Show your students the pictures on this page and ask them to identify at least five waste products. Ask them to identify waste products in their home. Discuss how waste can be reduced and look at the positive and negative sides of recycling.
Discuss human health issues, vermin that breeds on rubbish dumps and fire risks in rural areas where rubbish dumps are set alight and toxic fumes enter the atmosphere.
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