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NYC K-12 School RRResource Guide

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The NYC K-12 School RRResource Guide: RRR You Ready? helps educators implement the three R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) at school.

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About the RRR Guide

The RRR Guide was developed by the DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling and includes:

  • Lesson plans and activity sheets for grades K-12 that comply with Department of Education standards.
  • Ideas for hands-on projects and long-term activities.
  • Extensive background information, including glossary sheets and additional resources.

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Online RRResource Guide

The files below are PDF (Portable Document Format) documents; you'll need the free Adobe Reader leaving NYCWasteLess to display and print them.


Chapter 1: What IS Waste?

Chapter 2: What Happens to Waste?

Chapter 3: What Is Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (RRR)?

Chapter 4: Be A TrashMaster!

Chapter 5: All About Composting

Chapter 6: Supplemental Learning Opportunities 


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