Waste in Place
Curriculum for Teaching Litter Prevention and Solid Waste Management
The Waste In Place curriculum, created by Keep America Beautiful, addresses the problem of waste and its disposal alternatives, and emphasizes responsible solid waste handling practices through hands-on activities for K-8th grade. This unique curriculum aims to encourage informed decisions by our future community leaders.
- Increase awareness and knowledge of solid waste problems
- Use hands-on activities to teach students how to properly dispose of and handle solid waste
- Promote social responsibility
- Use a behaviorally-based, systematic approach to changing attitudes and practices related to proper waste handling
In the Classroom
Lessons are correlated, and can be easily integrated into existing subjects, and may use a thematic approach to allow students the opportunity to practice essential process skills and develop the thinking required to make wise decisions about pollution prevention. KTB's curricula, in conjunction with all participating agencies, promotes pollution prevention education, which may include protecting natural resources, through conservation or increased efficiency in the use of raw materials, energy, water, or other resources.
Keep Texas Beautiful
Visit the Keep Texas Beautiful page on Waste in Place.