From one of the last book orders, I ordered the book You Can Save the Planet: 50 Ways You Can Make a Difference. Yep, I ordered myself a kids' book. I learn so much from kids' books, and this one is great! I found I already do a lot of the things suggested in the book, but I also thought about more little changes I can make to help the environment.
Today, using cut up repurposed paper, we took kind of a quiz and guessed at how long the items listed below would take to decay (turn back into Earth) if we were to bury them.
Talk to your parents and see if they can make reasonable guesses, and tomorrow I'll share the answers! (Don't tell them...) Tell them to make their guesses in how many weeks, months or years, just like we did.
- A sheet of paper
- An orange peel
- A paper milk carton (like we drink from at lunch)
- A cigarette butt
- A tin can (like a soup can)
- A pop can
- A plastic bag
- A Styrofoam cup (like from Sonic or Portillo's)