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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.
Crayon Recycle Program
Abstract: This is a fundraising opportunity for communities to recycle old, rejected and broken crayons.
Source: LAF Lines
Greening Your Lessons -- Art
Abstract: This portal provided by Greening Schools for art educator resources covers a broad spectrum of concerns from health and safety to lessons.
Source: Greening Schools, Ilinois Waste Management and Research Center
Guidance Manual for Paint Reuse Programs [PDF]
Abstract: This document was prepared by the Paint Product Stewardship Initiative and funded by the National Paint and Coatings Association. The purpose of the document is to encourage new paint reuse opportunities, which will ultimately reduce the volume of leftover paint that requires higher levels of management, thereby reducing the cost of a nationally coordinated system to manage leftover paint. Multiple case studies are included. This document also includes Consumer Paint Management Guidance, which outlines how to determine the amount of paint needed, how to properly store paint, as well as guidance on reuse and disposal. (PDF Format; Length: 86 pages)
Source: PSI & National Paint & Coatings Association
Imagination Factory, The
Abstract: This site combines arts and crafts and environmental education (and a lot of recycling/reusing). Lessons and activities are offered, and a list of suggested art uses (for items commonly placed into the waste stream) is provided. Each of these links to a project. Visit their Imagination Factory Outlet Store and their trash matcher.
Source: Kid at Art
Abstract: Up to 200 pieces of junk and possibly an entire orchestra, videos, concert schedules, background information, and more open up opportunities for using recycled materials.
Source: Junk Music
Recycled Christmas Tree
Abstract: Instruction on how to make disposable and environmentally free ornaments are provided.
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Recycled Holiday Crafts, Watching Your Waste at the Holidays [PDF]
Abstract: Crafts, crafts, and more crafts abound along with explanations on recycling metal, plastic, and glass. Some very different suggestions for projects include "Christmas Card Balls." (PDF Format; Length: 11 pages)
Source: South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency
St. Louis Teachers' Recycle Centers
Abstract: This is a resource for teachers that combines learning and recycling with financial savings. Teachers can take advantage of resources that are donated to the center by businesses and other community members. Businesses often generate abundances of solid waste products through overruns, discontinued items, rejects, and obsolete parts, according to the center. By donating these items to the center, they reduce their own disposal costs and improve their bottom line, while making it possible for schools to obtain creative materials for classroom use at minimal cost. They offer workshops and have a go van. Their service area is currently limited to the St Louis area of Illinois and Missouri.
Source: St. Louis Teachers' Recycle Centers
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