RECYCLING EDUCATION IN 4TH AND 5TH GRADES
The 2013-2018 school programs utilizes the following curriculum:
The fourth grade curriculum focuses on the county’s curbside recycling program and also on the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, as well as single stream recycling.
The fifth grade curriculum features information about Brevard County’s solid waste management system.
In 1988, the Florida Legislature enacted the comprehensive Solid Waste Act. This act mandated waste minimization, conservation of landfill space, litter control and recycling. Counties were required to achieve a waste reduction of 30% by 1994.
New recycling goals are in place in accordance with 403.706 Florida Statutes. Each county shall implement a recyclable materials recycling program that shall have a goal of recycling solid waste from 50 to 75 per cent beginning December 31, 2014 through December 31, 2020. As a means of achieving this goal, the Brevard County Recycling Plan called for the implementation of a Recycling Education Program in Schools.
In August 1990, KBB committed resources in order to implement the Recycling Education Program for Schools. The 1992-97 school years included two different programs for the fourth and fifth grade level.