RecycleBank launched The Cycle, an interactive animation developed to help answer the question of “What happens to my recyclables after I put them out and they are collected?” It takes viewers through each step in the cycle: from recycling collection to processing to manufacturing new products from recycled material. The interactive piece is available both on recyclebank.com in the recycling section (http://www.recyclebank.com/recycling) and also via a standalone site at http://www.explorethecycle.com.
I watched this video and would highly recommend it for middle school students, high school students and adults. It has lots of pros:
- It can be downloaded
- Explains how commingled recycling is separated
- It is broken up into chapters and
- It is unbiased towards any commodity.