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Recycle City

Overview

Recycle City is an interactive website developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to educate students about the many different ways that communities, businesses and individuals can recycle, reuse and reduce waste and what happens to waste when it is disposed of.

Recycle City has four neighbourhoods, each with a different waste reduction focus, that students can explore to find practical information on how to reduce their environmental footprint. The downloadable Dumptown game has 10 different waste minimisation programs that students can trial to see how implementation of recycling initiatives change the landscape of the town and the costs associated with the recycling of waste.

The Recycle City website also includes suggestions for activities and information for teachers on how Recycle City can be used in the classroom to support student learning.