What Happens When the Wrong Items are Put in Recycling?
Grades: 6 - 8

Video Description: Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager for the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, describes what can happen in the recycling process if the wrong item is placed in your recycling bin.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Environment-50**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as part of a recycling project students create to encourage recycling in their own life or in school.


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.