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SWANCC has several kits available to members to borrow for educational purposes. They are perfect for classroom settings, scout groups, environmental clubs, after school activities, art classes, or for a display case.
Sustainable Products Kit: Contained in an 18-gallon recycling bin made, in part, from recycled #2 HDPE plastic, the kit is filled with more than 60 products made from recycled-content or sustainable materials. All items in the kit are labeled (whenever possible) with product name, material content, name of manufacturer, distributor or retailer and website.
Paper-Making Kit: The kit includes everything but scraps of construction paper to make recycled paper with a group, large or small. This hands-on lesson is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience the process of reprocessing. Using scraps of existing paper to make new paper also demonstrates the concept of closed-loop recycling. Use this teaching-tool as part of a lesson or as a stand-alone activity.
PETE's Pack: The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) developed an educational kit called PETE's Pack that can be used as an easy, stand-alone display or as a hands-on, interactive presentation. Contents include a binder of information about PET (#1 plastic screw-top bottles), samples of PET bottles (including several preforms - empty cylinders that will be made into new bottles), new PET plastic pellets, recycled PET plastic pellets, recycled PET fiber, a PET flake and a float-sink display and a t-shirt and carpet sample made of recycled PET fiber - all stored in a mini-bin container made from 100% recycled PET plastic.