BrainPOP

Waste Management

Where does all your trash go? In this BrainPOP movie on waste management, Tim and Moby tell you all about what happens after you take the trash out. You’ll discover how waste is treated to make it smaller, lighter, and easier to handle; how incineration can reduce waste volume by up to 90 percent; and how composting can create fertilizer for the soil. Plus, you’ll learn about what landfills are and why some of them are good for the environment, why recycling is important, and what waste-to-energy plants do. So don’t just throw away your chance to learn something — watch this movie!

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How do some wastes get recycled? Why is it important to recycle?

Where does waste come from?

Where do wastes and waste water go when they leave our homes?