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Garbage Graveyard

mock tombstone reading glass takes 1000 years to decompose The garbage graveyard is a display of items we use and it shows us how long these different items take to decompose.

mock tombstone reading styrofoam does not biodegradeSome things like food waste don’t take long at all, but some things like styrofoam never decompose, meaning it will never turn into soil to help other things grow.

person standing in mock garbage graveyard at Shavers Creek Environmental CenterHumans have found ways to recycle some things like aluminum cans and plastic bottles. We can also make choices when we are at the grocery store about what kind of packaging we buy.

We can help to take care of the earth by making good choices about where we put things after we use them and about the things that we buy.

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