Monday, September 13, 2010

Garbage and Recycling Field Trips

Last week, our homeschool group took field trips to find out what happens to our garbage and trash. First, we visited the Garbage to Steam Plant. We learned that this is the only facility in the state that burns garbage and converts it into steam energy. The kids got to see the huge mountain of garbage being “fluffed” by a giant claw before it moved along to the incinerator.

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Just a bit stinky!!!

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We then drove down the road to the recycling plant, where the kids learned all about the importance of recycling, which items can be recycled, and what can be made of the recycled goods….new cans, carpets, countertops, and so on. There was a large viewing window that enabled us to see the machinery that sorts bottles from cans from paper, and so on.

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