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Don't Waste It!

Don't Waste It!

Don’t Waste It! is an educator guide to waste management, recycling, composting, and waste reduction.

Don’t Waste It! includes 11 lessons covering five themes: municipal solid waste, recycling, plastics, composting, and landfills.

Developed by Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling in North Carolina, Don’t Waste It! is available throughout the southeast.  SEEA was awarded an environmental education grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create state-specific versions of the guide and then host in-person and virtual training opportunities for educators across the southeast to learn the curriculum.  Don’t Waste It! programs were developed in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee. The grant was completed in 2022, but Don’t Waste It! continues on through Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling.

The Don’t Waste It! project will help current and future educators understand the systems for solid waste management, recycling, and composting in their state. We're excited to provide educators across the southeast region with resources and lessons to share this knowledge with students and inspire their local communities to get involved with composting, recycling, and other waste reduction activities.

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