The NYC Teachers' RRResource Kit: RRR You Ready? helps educators implement the three R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) at school.
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online RRResource guide
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About the RRR Kit
The RRR Kit was developed by the DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling in cooperation with the NYC Department of Education and the NYC Environmental Educators Advisory Council (EEAC). The RRResource Kit, available in DVD format, includes:
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Online RRResource Guide
Please note: Use clear bags for all recyclables (instead of blue bags for beverage cartons, bottles, cans, and other metal).
Some of the files below are PDF (Portable Document Format) documents; you'll need the free Adobe Reader to display and print them.
Chapter 1: What IS waste?
Students discover what waste is, and what we throw away.
chapter 1 (grades k-1).pdf
chapter 1 (grades 2-3).pdf
Chapter 2: Why do we make so much waste?
Students identify how much waste is created in their own community.
chapter 2 (grades k-1).pdf
chapter 2 (grades 2-3).pdf
chapter 2 (grades 4-5).pdf
Chapter 3: What IS Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (RRR)?
Students learn what they can do to reduce the amount of waste they produce.
chapter 3 (grades k-1).pdf
chapter 3 (grades 2-3).pdf
chapter 3 (grades 4-5).pdf
Chapter 4: How I Can be a TrashMaster!
Students use the knowledge they have gained through their studies to become effective waste reducers, reusers, and recyclers.
chapter 4 (grades k-1).pdf
chapter 4 (grades 2-3).pdf
chapter 4 (grades 4-5).pdf
Chapter 5: Long Term Events
follow-ups (activities, games, sheet music)
trashmasters museum and street fair
field trips in the 5 boroughs
Chapter 6: Resources
Chapter 7: Glossary
RRR Comics and Coloring Books
coloring books and DSNY/Marvel comic books
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