Challenge Students to Complete This Recycling Crossword Puzzle

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Challenge Students to Complete This Recycling Crossword Puzzle


This fun and free printable recycling crossword puzzle is a terrific addition to a science unit on going green. Use it as an introduction or as a clever way to review.


Recycling Crossword Puzzle Clues and Answers

These are the facts kids will learn or review with this crossword.



2. Purchasing products made with recycled materials is a great way to go ____ (GREEN)
4. By recycling three plastic bottles a month, each household in the nation can help divert 23 million pounds of plastic from ____ (LANDFILLS)
7. Recycling helps make our ____ a cleaner, greener place (PLANET)
8. This green holiday is on April 22 every year: ____ (EARTH DAY)
9. Recycling just one aluminum can saves enough ____ to power a television for up to four hours (ENERGY)



1. Recycled ___ often go on to become second generation products such as t-shirts, bags and new bottles (MATERIALS)
3. ___ your local community by inviting them to join you in your recycling efforts (ENGAGE)
5. We can help reduce our carbon ____ and make an impact just by making recycling a part of our everyday lives (FOOTPRINT)
6. You can recycle aluminum cans and ____ #1 PET or PETE containers through the Recycle Rally (PLASTIC)


Recycling Facts and Information

Expand on the information found in this puzzle with these resources.


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