Volume 5 Issue 8
March 1999

PRE-OPENING ACTIVITY

How Environmentally Aware Are You?
(Answers?)

1. How many pounds of garbage does the average American produce each year?

A. 15 pounds
B. 150 pounds
C. 1500 pounds
D. 15,000 pounds

2. Which of the following items will rapidly biodegrade in today's modern landfills?

A. Newspapers and paper bags
B. Carrots
C. Plastic bottles
D. None of the above

3. How much of our garbage is currently going to landfills?

A. Between 86-100%
B. Between 70-85%
C. Between 55-67%
D. Between 35-54%

4. Which takes up the most landfill volume?

A. Paper
B. Plastic
C. Metal
D. Yard wastes

5. Which of the following is the government's top priority for minimizing waste and disposal costs?

A. Recycling
B. Waste to energy incineration
C. Source reduction

What's In It?
Indian Nations Council

For this preopening game, put a half-dozen or more small items in a cloth bag of bean bag size. Items might include marbles, a pen, quarter, key comb, lipstick tube, and paper clip. As scouts arrive, ask each one to feel the bag from the outside and write down his guess of what's in it.

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