This resource from Cre8ate maths works with government statistics to raise issues related to waste recycling. It would work well as a cross curricular topic with science colleagues, so that students understand both the chemical and energy issues involved in waste disposal. Students are presented with a composite bar chart and have to match descriptions of waste management of countries to the chart before progressing to identify trends and read information on other charts. It would be beneficial for students to know about the hazards associated with landfill, the energy loss associated with incineration and the benefits associated with recycling, re-using and composting.

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