How to Tell if a Plastic Bag Can Be Recycled
Grades: 6 - 8

Video Description: Jean Ponzi, EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, demonstrates an easy way to see if that plastic bag or wrapping you’re about to throw in the trash could instead be tossed in your recycling bin.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Environment-53**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as part of an environmental awareness project students create to encourage people to reuse items to reduce pollution.


*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.