Educational Websites Lingo Likes: Garbology

While tossing out old highlighters, pens, and notebooks here at Reading Kingdom HQ, we thought “Where does our garbage really end up?”  We sent our mascot owl to the internet for some research and Lingo found the fun and educational website for kids “Garbology”.  Here’s more about Garbology, and what you can learn from their website:


“Garbology is the study of what we do with our waste. All the things we throw away each day—where do they end up? Many of us know that we can reuse, recycle, and compost to help keep waste out of landfills, but how do you know what goes where? Why is it important to reduce the waste we put in landfills? All of this and more is Garbology.

What will I find on this site?

At MyGarbology, you’ll find an interactive online game that teaches about Garbology and answers the question, “Where should my waste go?”

You’ll also find lessons and activities to extend your Garbology experience, from how to pack a waste-less lunch to getting the dirt on composting. Plus, read our Trash Talk blog for stories of Garbology in practice. In the classroom or at home, you can make Garbology a part of your everyday life.”

So before you start creating your next bag of trash, talk with your children/students about what you’re putting in there, how you might be able to reduce by re-using and recycling, and what impact our waste has on the environment.

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