Frequent Questions

Can you help me find informational materials (posters, pamphlets, etc.) to encourage participation in recycling and other issues in my community?

View a list of EPA's recycling publications and materials. These materials are downloadable or available from EPA at no charge.

EPA offers the following additional materials designed to encourage children and adults to recycle. These materials are available on EPA's Web site.

Planet Protectors Club Kit (EPA530-E-98-002) is a kit that takes children on a learning adventure with challenging activity books, educational games, and mysterious stories that illustrate "the three Rs." The kit includes the following resources, which also are available separately:

Ride the Wave of the Future: Recycle Today! (EPA 530-SW-90-010) Promotes recycling through a colorful poster designed to appeal to all grade levels. Can be displayed in conjunction with recycling activities or used to help foster recycling.

A Collection of Solid Waste Resources (EPA 530-C-00-003) Interactive CD-ROM containing all of the electronic files for publications and materials created by EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR), with topics ranging from recycling and municipal solid waste to home health care, household hazardous waste, composting, and life cycle management. The most recent addition also contains games and activities for children.

Volunteer for Change-A Guide To Environmental Community Service [PDF File, 573 KB] (EPA 530-K-01-002) Resource booklet designed to assist citizens interested in initiating environmental volunteer projects. Includes "the ABCs of volunteering," as well as short descriptions of 12 environmental volunteer activities undertaken by citizens across the nation.

Non-EPA resources to promote recycling include:

American Chemistry Council provides resources and educational materials to help promote plastic recycling in schools and communities.

The Glass Packaging Institute provides recycling resources and a recycling educational guides for teachers.

The Steel Recycling Institute provides steel recycling resources, publications, and educational materials.

TAPPI, the technical association for the worldwide pulp, paper, and converting industry, provides an educational Web site for teachers and students about paper recycling that includes a variety of resources and links.

The National Recycling Coalition (NRC), a coalition of businesses, environmental groups, and individuals interested in promoting recycling, includes recycling resources and recycling advocacy information.

Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB) is a nonprofit organization that provides information to educate individuals about litter prevention and ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and properly manage waste materials.

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