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Recycling 4-H Project

April 19, 2018
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RECYCLING

County Only Project

Note: Members are required to complete ONE General Record Sheet per year which will include all projects that the 4-H member takes for the year.

Note: Level by Grade just completed in school as follows:

  Level A: Grade 3-5; Level B: Grade 6-8; Level C: Grade 9-12

Note: All posters, notebooks, and display boards must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.

Note: All Levels - Choose one. Poster topics cannot be repeated. Posters should follow requirements for posters as defined in handbook under general exhibit requirements. Reports should be a maximum of two pages.

 

Reports can be either hand written in ink or typed, however, the work must be that of the 4-H’er. For information about action demonstrations, please see your adult leader or a Junior Leader. Include this project on the general record sheet.

 

4-H’ers should keep in mind that new items purchased specifically for this exhibit defeat the purpose of recycling.

 

LEVEL A Grades  3-5 (Choose one. Created Items need to be different each year and posters can’t be repeated.)

  1. Make a useful or decorative object from discarded plastic items. Exhibit should not exceed 2’ X 2’ X 2’ and must include a written explanation of the article, what was used to make it and how it will be used. It should also include a list of involved costs. The project should be age appropriate.
  2. A poster or report on one of the following topics:
    1. Identifying and preparing recyclables
    2. The seven recycling codes
    3. The 3’Rs
    4. Let’s Recycle! – Create a poster designed as an advertisement to promote recycling.
    5. Cars- Create a poster showing what parts of cars can be reused and recycled. Find out where these items can be recycled in your community
    6. I Can Recycle That? – Create a poster listing at least three unusual items to recycle and the process for recycling each one. Ex. Include electronic items, appliances, etc.

 

LEVEL B Grades  6-8 (Choose one. Created Items need to be different each year and posters can’t be repeated.)

  1. Make a useful or decorative object from discarded paper, and/or metal items, including aluminum. Exhibit should not exceed 2’ X 2’ X 2’ and must include a written explanation of the article, what was used to make it and how it will be used. It should also include a list of involved costs. The project should be age appropriate.
  2. Construct a compost bin and start a composting program in your home. Make a poster or write a report telling about your project. Be sure to include photos. Report should be no longer than four pages including pictures.
  3. A poster or report on one of the following topics:
    1. Identifying and reducing excessive packaging.
    2. Starting a recycling program in your home.
    3. Disposable vs. durable items
    4. Nonrenewable and renewable resources
    5. Decomposition of waste
  4. Write and record a radio message (30 – 60 seconds) to promote recycling. Submit audio and written script.

 

LEVEL C Grades 9-12 (Choose one. Created Items need to be different each year and posters can’t be repeated.)

  1. Make a useful or decorative object from any discarded items. Exhibit should not exceed 2’ X 2’ X 2’ and must include a written explanation of the article, what was used to make it and how it will be used. It should also include a list of involved costs. The project should be age appropriate.
  2. Make and label a model of a landfill. Exhibit should not exceed 2’x2’x2’.
  3. A poster, report or power point on one of the following topics:
    1. Water usage and conservation
    2. Hazardous? What Do I do With It? – Create a poster about Hazardous waste. Describe the hazardous wastes found in your home and how they are disposed. You may choose to include Indiana laws on hazardous waste disposal.
    3. Oil- Create a poster describing how and why oil should be recycled. Be sure to note hazards to the environment.
    4. Septic system operation and problems
    5. Your involvement in a community recycling program
    6. An interview with an older adult on recycling practices in their lifetime
  4. Design and record a TV message that promotes recycling (one minute maximum). Submit video tape and typed script. You may invite other people to act in your video.

General 4-H Record Sheet Requirement

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