Reuse Reduce and Recycle!
Noy Portal, Danielle Talmoore
So far we have agreed on the topic of global warming. We are going to specifically cover hybrid cars and environmentally friendly gas that can help prevent global warming. . We decided that the easiest way to get our message across to people was to incorperate it into a board game. We choose to show this issue through monopoly.
We decided that hybrid cars and evironmentally safe fuel was to specific so we changed our topic to recycling, savind water and not bein wastefull in general. We are still going to build a monopoly game of this topc but now we are going to be more general about how to prevent global warming.
Today we are continuing to create our board. We have to reaserch recycling to find out more about it and to find more facts to incorperate into our game.
Today we are continuing to complete our board and fill in the empty boxes. We are using the facts we found last week on the internet and writing them down on our game board.
- plastic cars
- A board based off of monopoly with cards placed in the center
You roll the dice and move how many spaces you roll. Read what it says on the space and complete the task. Some spaces just say facts, in this case you remain on this spot and wait for your next turn. If u land on a space that says pick up a card. Pick up a random card and complete the mission it says on the card. Whoever gets to the finish first wins.
- The goal of this game is to get to the finish first, by completing all the tasks on the cards you picked up
- You get to choose your car and you get to choose which pile of cards to choose a card from when you land on a spot that tells you to pick up a card.
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Plastics play an important part in everyday life, and many of the plastics we use are recyclable. Plastic bottles are commonly recycled in communities across the U.S. Plastic bags are widely recycled at grocery stores and in some municipal drop-off centers, and a growing number of communities are recycling wide-mouth containers. Americans are currently recycling about 4 billion pounds of plastics annually - but we can do better. Plastics are a valuable resource that can be made into everything from carpet, clothing and building materials to new bottles, bags and containers.
Paper is one of the most versatile and important materials used in homes, schools, offices and businesses throughout the world. In 2007, 56 percent of the paper used in the U.S. was recovered for recycling. That’s an average of 360 pounds of paper recovered for every person in the country. Because of this high recovery rate, the paper industry set a new goal of a 60 percent recovery rate by 2012.
Metals like steel and aluminum make up everyday products that we all use. In fact, steel is the most recycled material in North America, and it can be infinitely recycled and turned into new steel products. Metal products like aluminum cans are also big players in the recycling game. Aluminum cans are the most valuable beverage containers to recycle and are the most recycled consumer product in the U.S. today.
Below are some of the latest facts about recycling:
- Each person creates about 4.7 pounds of waste every single day
- In the US 33.4% of solid waste is either recycled or composted, 12.6% is burned in combustion facilities and 54% makes it's way into landfills
- In 2007 99% of lead acid batteries were recycled, 54% of paper and paperboard were recycled, 64% of yard trimmings are recycled and nearly 35% of metals were recycled
- The amount of recycling in 2007 saved the energy equivalent of 10.7 billion gallons of gasoline and prevented the release of carbon dioxide of approximately 35 million cars
- The number of landfills in the US are decreasing while their size is increasing. In 1998 there were 8,000 landfills but only 1,754 in 2007
- Each ton of mixed paper that is recycled can save the energy equivalent to 185 gallons of gasoline
- Approximately 8,660 curbside recycling programs exist in the United States
- There are about 3,510 community composting programs in the United States
- Disposal of waste to landfills has decreased from 89% in 1980 to 54% in 2007
- Recycling 1 ton of aluminum cans conserves the equivalent of 1,665 gallons of gasoline
- In 2007 the United States recycled and composted 85 million tons of the 254 million tons of municipal solid waste created
1)What about the game made you want you kep playing or not playing?
I don't want to keep playing because there is no purpose to the game. It is an endless cycle of rolling dice and returning to square one.
I did not feel like playing any more because I did not get it.
We don't like going to jail, fact squares and it needs more draw crad squares :D
2)What did you learn/come away from the game thinking about?
As seemingly pointless as it may have been, I did learn a good amount about recycling through reading the facts written on some of the squares.
That there is a lot of polution, we shoudl respect the environment
3) What porblems/challenges did you face while playing the game?
i think this game is very good and it is just perfect for entratainment.
what happens when your in jail?