Introduction to paper Recycling
Paper is one of the most recycled materials globally and is well established. However, the recycling of paper is not a limitless process. Paper recycling is made up of a number of different stages, which ultimately results in reduction in the quality of the final product. For this reason there are downsides to using paper, and the pros and cons need to be considered for all uses.
The lesson plans below contain activities and fact sheets to guide learning
Lesson plan 1:
introduces the processes involved in paper recycling including benefits and limitations
Lesson plan 2:
plastic v. paper case study including life cycle assessment
Did you know?
Recycling one ton of paper saves approximately
The fibers that make up paper can only be recycled
Paper recycling is something new, the first patent for paper recycling was granted in 1800