RECYCLING JEOPARDY Test your knowledge of recycling
The 3R’s Plastic Paper Glass Misc. 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500
Which of the three R’s conserves the most resources? A. ReducingB. ReusingC. Recycling
A. ReducingThe item that is reduced/eliminated no longer needs to be manufactured, shipped, handled, stored, or disposed. 100
What’s the difference between Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle?A. They all mean pretty much the same thing.B. Reduce: eliminate the need for material, reuse: use the material again as is, recycle: remanufacturing items into new productsC. Reduce is using the materials again and again, reuse and recycle are the same.Daily Double: According to Conserveatree, how many Southern pine trees are saved when 1 ton of paper is recycled? A. 7 B. 17 C. 77
B. Reduce: eliminate the need for material, reuse: use the material again as is, recycle: remanufacturing items into new productsDaily Double Answer:B. 17 200 400
Where does reducing waste start? A. Recycling binB. Donation drop-off siteC. Shopping Cart
C. Shopping CartBuying durable vs. disposable, in bulk vs. single packaged, reusable vs. single use, and choosing products that have less packaging are some of the first steps to making less waste. 300
A product is recyclable only when: A. It is set out, clean and properly prepared on recycling data.B. There is a ‘market’ for that materialC. When consumers want something to be recycled.
B. There is a ‘market’ for that material The key to recycling is getting the material back into the marketplace, made into a new product and purchased by consumers. 400
ABC School has no waste reduction program in place and employees consume 1000 reams of paper per month. Which of the following office behaviors will save this school the most money?A. Have employees double-side all copies, print draft copies on old one-sided sheets, and e-mail.B. Provide each employee with a desk side recycling bin and divert the paper out of the garbage.C. Sign a contract to sell the school’s recyclable paper to the local recycling processor
A. Have employees double-side all copies, print draft copies on old one-sided sheets, and e-mail. 500
According to Webster’s Dictionary, plastic means:A. Capable of being shaped or moldedB. Made with chemicalsC. Melts easily
What natural resources are typically used to make plastic?A. Rubber derived from the tree (Eucommia ulmoides)B. Oil and Natural GasC. Guar gum from the leguminious shrub Cyamopsis tetragonoloba.
For health concerns post-consumer plastic cannot be recycled back into food packaging, however, plastic soda bottles can be made into:A. Tires, shoe soles, and road bed.B. Synthetic rubber like playground balls.C. Carpet, polar fleece (like the jacket material), and fiberfill for pillows and blankets.
C. Carpet, polar fleece (like the jacket material), and fiberfill for pillows and blankets. 300
The recycling symbol (arrows with a number inside) :A. Is not a good indicator of the recyclability of plasticB. Means that bags, toys, bottles, and containers with the same number are identical plastics and can be recycled together.C. Provides consumers with good information that the product is made with post-consumer recycled plastic
A. Is not a good indicator of the recyclability of plasticNo plastic lids, caps or pumps,No plastic bags,No foam, No #7 PLA bottles or containers , No little plastic bags from soy sauce, salad dressing, hot sauce etc. And no shiny silvery bags from snacks or chips. 400
In a typical household that recycles, how much of the garbage still has plastic in it (measured by weight)?A. 42% of the garbage is plasticB. 10% of the garbage is plasticC. 25% of the garbage is plastic
What is the natural resource most often used to make paper today?A. SeaweedB. HempC. Trees
C. Trees 100
Paper made prior to 1850 was most often made with:A. Old ragsB. SawdustC. Flower petals
A. Old rags 200
During the industrial revolution, fibrous materials to make paper were in high demand. IN Maine, one rather unique effort was to import:A. Tobacco- patrons could then roll and smoke their paperB. Elephant feces- which are typically high in fiber contentC. Mummies- which were unwrapped for their linens
What material is typically recycled the most (by both weight and volume) by households in urban areas?A. CardboardB. NewspaperC. Scrap paper
B. Newspaper 400
At a typical urban household (even with recycling services), how much of the garbage still has paper in it (as measured by weight)?A. 28% of the garbageB. 3% of the garbageC. 15% of the garbage
What are the natural resources used to make glass?A. Shale and sea shellsB. Oil derivativesC. Sand, soda ash, and limestone
Most glass uses a high percentage of recycled glass in the process because:A. The Natural resources are so expensiveB. Old glass melts at a lower temperature that the natural resources, so the furnaces can be turned down (saving energy).C. Beer manufacturers require the high percentage as part of the bottle bill.
B. Old glass melts at a lower temperature that the natural resources, so the furnaces can be turned down (saving energy). 200
Light bulbs, window glass, cookware and glass jars and bottles are:A. Made with identical ingredients and can be recycled together.B. Are all clear lightweight, and submersibleC. Made to melt at different temperatures and cannot be recycled together.
C. Made to melt at different temperatures and cannot be recycled together. 300
Glass has been used by humans for about:A. 3,500 years—Egyptians and Mesopotamians glazed pots, and around the 1st century BC glass blowing was developedB. 1,300 years- was first used to pickle olivesC. 300 years- Napoleon invented glass to canister food for his armies
A. 3,500 years—Egyptians and Mesopotamians glazed pots, and around the 1st century BC glass blowing was developed 400
In a typical house hold (even with recycling services), how much of the garbage still has glass in it (as measured by weight)?A. 18% of the garbage is glassB. 6% of the garbage is glassC. 3% of the garbage is glass
An item with “recyclable” indicates that:A. The manufacturer is certifying that their product has markets to be recycledB. The item is made with recyclable materialsC. The item may be recycled if local markets are accepting the item.Daily Double: What percent of metal and tires in an automobile can be recycled? A. 45% B. 63% C. 17% D. 100%
C. The item may be recycled if local markets are accepting the item. Daily Double Answer:D. 100% 100 200
Natural aluminum metal: a. Is the heaviest metal in terms of strength to weightb. Does not exist naturally anywhere on earth, it must be manufactured by peoplec. Is one of the least abundant minerals on Earth
b. Does not exist naturally anywhere on earth, it must be manufactured by people 200
Most recyclables:A. Generate enough revenues from their sale to lower garbage collection service costs by nearly 50%B. Are sold at a flat rate of $1,000 dollars per tonC. Do not generate enough revenue from their sale to cover the full cost of curbside collection, transportation, and processing.
C. Do not generate enough revenue from their sale to cover the full cost of curbside collection, transportation, and processing.And sometimes a recyclable material may NOT be collected locally for recycling because collecting, processing, and transporting the material to the manufacture may significantly cost more that any value of the material. 300
Aluminum requires vast amounts of electricity to create a metal from bauxite (the natural resource). When you recycle:A. It actually consumes more energy to recycle, and is better to be made from bauxiteB. It takes 95% less energy to re-melt the metalC. It takes 50% less energy to re-melt the metal