RECYCLE SMARTER THAN A THIRD GRADER

Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! All right? Maybe or maybe not, says scholar Daniel K. Benjamin. Making a new tissue out of a used one wastes resources, hardly a benefit the environment. Melting and casting aluminum cans, though, saves resources and benefits the environment. Just ask the aluminum company: they know that saving scraps pays for itself. So why does it take a lesson from your third-grade teacher to get you to recycle household waste?
SEGMENT 12 / FREE 2015 EDITION DVD

Discussion Questions

1. Do you or your family recycle? Why or why not?

2. Do you believe there are some myths surrounding recycling? What are they? Will you be more careful about which items you choose to recycle from now on? Why or why not?

3. Try the experiment in the video and write a summary of the results. What did the experiment teach you? Were you surprised by the outcome? Explain.

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