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Title: What is Trash

URL: http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/pubs/docs/sw/curriculum/RRPart0205.pdf

Abstract: In 1999, Oregon disposed of 2.8 million tons of garbage. (See “Where Is Away?” Background for more details about solid and hazardous waste disposal). The terms “waste” and “resource” are relative and reflect our own needs and values rather than any objective quality of an object. Another way to think about waste is simply “resources for which we have not yet found a use.” Making the connection between garbage and resources will determine how effective we are in reducing wastefulness.

Source: Oregon Department of Environmental QUality

Resource Type: Classroom Lessons

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