Unit two: Recycling
Brisbane City Council is committed to keeping Brisbane clean, green and sustainable by reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill and increasing resource recovery through recycling and composting.
The benefits of recycling:
- reduces greenhouse gas emissions
- saves energy and water
- conserves non-renewable resources for future generations
- reduces waste to landfill
- makes caring for the environment easy.
Last year, Council collected almost 90,000 tonnes of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metal through the kerbside recycling service. These materials have now been recycled and remade into all sorts of new things including packaging items, toy parts, bikes, cars and even trains.
Although this is a fantastic effort, we can still do better, and encouraging children to recycle from an early age is one way that we can make this happen.
Learning outcomes for Unit two: Recycling
- What can and cannot be recycled in Brisbane City Council recycling bins.
- What happens to your recycling.
- How to implement a successful recycling system at your early learning centre.
Before you start Unit two: Recycling
This unit will may take approximately 30 - 60 minutes to complete. Once you start the unit you cannot save your changes. Make sure you allow enough time to complete the whole unit.
Keep a notebook to record your notes as you go through the unit to avoid printing.