Explore how waste and pollution impacts on people, wildlife and the ecosystem. Our resource takes your students from the background and causes of waste to pollution and its impact on our lands and oceans. Start by answering the question, what is waste? Then, create a brochure to encourage factories to lessen the amount of pre-consumer waste. Find out what post-consumer waste can be reused again. See how much waste is a result of packaging. Create a diorama to illustrate the life cycle of a product. Get a sense on how landfills work. Present your own news report on the dangers that is toxic waste. Develop a school action plan to battle pollution. Finally, find out what you can do to help reduce waste in our oceans. Written to Bloom's Taxonomy and STEAM initiatives, additional hands-on activities, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.