Are you interested in how waste and waste management has changed over the years?
This information sheet illustrates a brief history of waste and can be used for background knowledge for teachers or older students.
Think about your history curriculum. Encourage students to think about what would have been the main items of waste in different periods of history and how it would have been disposed of. Think about why waste became a problem.
Print out the “waste timeline” activity sheet. Cut it into sections and ask your group to put it into a timeline order.
Check your answers against the “history of waste information sheet”.
Individuals will be able to explain that people have always made waste but that it has become a problem due to: