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How to recycle properly


Learn how to recycle properly! Recycling is one of the best ways for us to have a positive impact on the world in which we live. It involves turning used materials labeled as recyclable in their appropriate disposal containers. Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste and the need for raw materials. A recyclable product is turned back into a raw form that can be used to create a new and different product.

There are a lot of misconceptions around what can be recycled and in which bin should we put, for example, our empty shampoo bottles. I think some clarifications may be needed.

What we can recycle depends on the area where we leave, as not all materials may be recyclable everywhere. I based this course on the rules of the city of Geneva, where I leave.

Do check your own municipality for the rules that apply in your area.

Recycling is a topic that I care about very much. If you didn’t know, I am also the co-founder of Meraky, a company that produces accessories out of recovered materials.

Have fun!

How to recycle properly

The aim of this short demo project is to provide information on the recycling of all types of household waste, according to the rules of the State of Geneva. The course is developed following a classic behaviorist approach of successive reinforcements and immediate feedback (learn more about Behaviorism in this blog post). The course was created imagining that the State of Geneva sponsored the project in order to improve the performance of waste recycling among the population. The main objective of the course is therefore to provide the rules for the management and the recycling of household waste (paper, PET, aluminium, etc.). 

The State produces many documents about waste management, but they are all in French, hence the idea of addressing the Expat population in a language other than French. For this version of the course, the language chosen is English. This short module could be complemented by this explainer video (available on this page) that resumes 5 best practices for recycling at home.

I’ve created this course to participate in the E-learning Heroes challenge #202. I’ve used Articulate 360 to develop the game and I’ve downloaded some pretty cool graphics from Freepick, a few sounds from Freesound, and a timer created by Jackie Van Nice.