Did you know that even though 75% of America's waste is recyclable, we only recycle about 30% of it? The rest of it piles up in LANDFILLS, and they are running out of room! Check out these videos to learn about landfills and see what you can do to keep your environment clean and healthy. When you're done, click here to see where our local landfill is! 

The first step to becoming an environmental defender is making sure your garbage and recycling are properly sorted so that they get to the right place rather than clogging up our landfills. Take the practice assignment to the right to practice your sorting!

It's up to all of us to help keep trash out of our landfills! Create a unique piece of art using AT LEAST TWO different pieces of recyclable solid waste. Your artwork can be in the form of a sculpture, items attached to a flat canvas, or whatever else you can dream up. You can also use other binding materials such as glue or tape to help construct your masterpiece. Remember that not all trash can be recycled, so click the "Can it be recycled?" button below to make sure you are using the correct materials. Check out the other two links below for some inspiration to help get you started. Once you've finished your work of art, complete the VRS assignment to the left to show off your masterpiece!