For Educators

In the late 1980s, lack of landfill space was a grave concern in Indiana. It was estimated that Indiana had seven years of landfill capacity remaining.

Today, approximately 50 more years of landfill capacity remains at the landfill in Fort Wayne. This is in large part to public education about recycling, as well as advancements in landfill technology, construction, and regulation. Having averted the possible landfill crisis to an extent, the motivation and message of recycling education has shifted from conserving landfill space to conserving natural resources and energy, as well as pollution reduction.

Our educational programs correspond with the Indiana Academic Standards for science, grades K through 5, making it easy for teachers to implement our programs into their lessons. Check out our resources for students and teachers to develop a zero-waste mindset and culture in your classroom and school.

View the Indiana Environmental Education 2013 website.

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