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Title: Pollution Prevention (P2)
Url: https://www.epa.gov/p2
Publisher: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Description: This activity helps students understand what can be done to reduce the amount of solid and hazardous wastes that must be disposed of. They discover that hazardous waste is defined as any material that presents a threat or unreasonable risk of injury to people or the environment when it is produced, transported, used, or disposed of. They also discover that it is categorized into four groups based on its characteristics: corrosive, ignitable, reactive, and toxic. They also learn that by far the most hazardous waste is produced by industries and manufacturing but that we also produce some hazardous waste in our homes when we do not properly dispose of items like worn-out batteries, paint products, cleaning agents, used motor oil, pesticides, and fertilizers. Students review the characteristics of hazardous waste and develop an estimate of the amount of household hazardous waste in their community.
LC Classification: Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Primary education -- Branches of study -- Special -- Nature study. Science
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Human ecology. Anthropogeography -- Human ecology. Anthropogeography -- Hazardous aspects of the environment
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Manners and customs (General) -- Manners and customs (General) -- Houses. Dwellings -- Special topics -- Sanitation
Technology -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Environmental pollution -- Study and teaching
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Chemistry
Educational Technology
Science -- Earth science
Social studies
Science -- Physical sciences
Social studies -- Civics
Educational Technology -- Instructional issues
Religion -- Instructional issues
Date Issued: 2006
Resource Type: Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Problem Set
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Experiment/Lab Activity
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Elementary School
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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