Organic and Inorganic Recycling
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One of the major goals of this unit is to teach children that many items have more than one use and the longer you can reuse these items the better it is for the environment. After understanding the benefits of recycling, composting and vermicomposting, we can learn to do many things to take control over the materials and resources in our lives. The three important concepts to practice are to reduce the amount of materials you have in your home, to reuse whatever you can and to recycle those items that we were once accustomed to throwing away. Applying these basic principles to our normal, everyday activities help us gain a better understanding and appreciation of the complex balance in nature and is the road towards becoming an environmentally conscious society.
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Reprinted with permission from Dindal 1971,
Ecology of Compost