Grade level: 4 – 5th grades
Skills: Circle graph
Related environmental issues: Reduce, reuse & recycle
Area level: National
What type of trash occupies more than a quarter of the trash generated in the United States?
- Fill in an ordinal number. Plastics are the ________ largest trash generated in the United States.
- Organic waste can be turned into a rich soil amendment once recycled through composting. Food, yard trimmings, and wood are organic waste. How many percentages of organic waste does the United States have?
Source: US EPA
- 34.3% (14.6+13.5+6.2)