Materials Recycled in Pounds per Person per Day (US)
graph from the DynaMath; slow reveal by Jenna Laib (@JennaLaib)
(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: line graph
Source: Shieh, Marissa. “What We Recycle: How to reduce waste and have a smooth recycling process.” (DynaMath, April 2018)
- Leventhal, Jamie. “What if we could put our plastic trash to good use?” PBS Newshour, September 26, 2018.
- Statesline.org, “Recycling Becomes More Difficult.” Adapted for Newsela. Newsela, April 29, 2016.
- Video: “Recycling plastic has been an uphill challenge. Could chemical recycling change that?” (PBS Newshour, published on YouTube: June 23, 2021) 7 min 48 seconds
Potential Math Content: line graph, change over time, scale along the y-axis, what are we measuring?
Potential Content Connections: recycling, #savetheplanet, climate crisis