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Your rubbish pile: reduce your waste

Look at a huge pile of rubbish that the average Australian produces every year. Take action to reduce the pile. Choose whether to reduce, reuse, recycle, or throw away household items such as bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper and food waste. Look at background information on the main options for dealing with waste. Consider ...

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Your rubbish pile: managing waste

Look at a huge pile of rubbish that the average Australian produces every year. Take action to reduce the pile. Choose whether to reduce, reuse, recycle, or throw away household items such as bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper and food waste. Consider the consequences of large volumes of rubbish sent to landfill sites. ...

Interactive resource

Your rubbish pile: reduce your pile

Look at a huge pile of rubbish that the average Australian produces every year. Take action to reduce the pile. Choose whether to reduce, reuse, recycle, or throw away household items such as bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper and food waste. Consider the consequences of large volumes of rubbish sent to landfill sites. ...

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Ian Kiernan

This is a student resource about Ian Kiernan and the Clean Up community environmental campaigns he launched in Australia and around the world. Three photographs in the slideshow portray him after a yachting event and at Clean Up the World launches. Text on screen describes his background, his motivation for organising the ...

Video

Massey Ferguson beach cleaner, 1974 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white newsreel demonstrating an Australian-developed Massey Ferguson beach-cleaning machine. It was made by British Movietone News, originally in colour, and distributed to Australia via Movietone International. Commentary is backed by jaunty orchestral music featuring strings and brass. ...

Video

Massey Ferguson beach cleaner, 1974 - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white newsreel demonstrating an Australian-developed Massey Ferguson beach-cleaning machine. It was made by British Movietone News, originally in colour, and distributed to Australia via Movietone International. Commentary is backed by jaunty orchestral music featuring strings and brass. ...

Image

Clean Up the Kimberley campaign, c2006

This colour photograph shows Indigenous children in far north Western Australia taking part in the 'Clean Up the Kimberley' campaign, a major initiative of Clean Up Australia. Eight children of various ages are shown stacking orange garbage bags into the tray of a utility truck in a Kimberley community. The photograph was ...

Image

'Rubbish collecting on the beach' by Sarah Firth

'Rubbish collecting on the beach' is an illustration by Sarah Firth of all kinds of rubbish, including bottles, a dead bird and cans, being washed up on a suburban bayside beach. A city skyline dominates the horizon line. The image is reproduced in black-and-white.

Interactive Resource

Environmental intelligence unit

This is an interactive web-based game aimed at teaching concepts of sustainability and environmentalism. An introductory video outlines problems resulting from rising rates of pollution. The game consists of four missions that require students to make choices about reducing, reusing and recycling to discover the missing ...

Teacher resource

Living with trash: How are our lifestyles shaping and changing the planet?

This is a unit of inquiry made up of 12 learning sequences for year 8 in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. Students will explore how the concept of rubbish, garbage or ...

Teacher resource

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Compost

This learning sequence examines the waste management strategies of reducing, reusing, recycling and composting.