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The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle

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In terms of the hierarchy, what is the order of the three Rs?

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1. Renee has started to compost her food scraps and leaves/yard trimmings. When it all breaks down into soil, she'll use that for her garden. This is an example of which?

2. Instead of throwing out old clothes and towels, Julia cuts the items up and uses them as cleaning rags. This is an example of which of the following waste management strategies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information about the processes of reusing, reducing and recycling. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of the percentage of waste that was recycled as of 2010 and an action that an individual can do to reduce the amount of waste they produce.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Hierarchy of the three Rs
  • Source reduction
  • Strategy where people use a product again to give it a second life
  • Action(s) people can take to reduce the amount of waste they produce
  • Percentage of U.S. waste that was recycled as of 2010

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related waste lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about the actions people can take to reduce the amount of waste that they produce
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the hierarchy of the three Rs

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to waste reduction, read through the brief lesson titled The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the importance of the three Rs mantra and how it is used to decrease the amount of solid waste
  • Understand the importance of reducing waste by finding better ways to produce products with less waste
  • Recall why donating unused items and shopping at thrift stores can be fun and good for the environment
  • Review the process of recycling and how it is important for people to recycle waste so it can be used again
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