In My Opinion: What teens suggest about recycling’s future

Read the full story at Resource Recycling.

Envirothon is North America’s largest high school environmental education competition. Held May 6, the Oregon Envirothon was one of many such events taking place around the country to select teams to advance to the national Envirothon competition, which is scheduled this year for late July at Miami University in Ohio. 

In the leadup to the competition, the high schoolers studied a variety of ecological issues, which this year included waste and recycling. They faced questions I suspect most adults would struggle to answer: What is the difference between recycling and waste prevention? What does the idea of “the Global North dumping its dangerous waste on the Global South” actually mean? 

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