Recycling Quiz for Kids | Waste Management Trivia Quiz

Recycling is collecting and processing waste materials that would otherwise be thrown away as waste and turning them into new products.

It can help your community and the climate. Recycling controls the emissions of many greenhouse gases and water pollutants and saves energy.

Using salvaged material generates less solid waste. Recycling helps reduce the pollution caused by the extraction and processing of virginal materials.

Do you know what everyday items are recyclable? Test your recycling knowledge to learn how well your daily activities preserve natural resources and protect the planet.

Here is the Recycling Quiz for Kids to check your knowledge about Waste Management and the recycling process.

Recycling Quiz for Kids

  • Question of

    What are the hardest materials to recycle?

    • Plastic bottle lids
    • Disposable diapers
    • Batteries
    • Shredded paper
  • Question of

    What is the easiest thing to recycle?

    • Metal
    • Shredded paper
    • Plastic shopping bags
    • Old trophies
  • Question of

    What can recycled plastic bottles be turned into?

    • Clothes
    • Jelly Beans
    • Trees
    • Cans
  • Question of

    Which of these materials can be disposed of in your recycling bin or cart?

    • Batteries
    • Bug Killer
    • Paint
    • None from options
  • Question of

    What is the three R’s of Recycle?

    • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    • Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
    • Recycle, Reuse, Reduce
  • Question of

    Which country recycles the most?

    • Germany
    • China
    • France
  • Question of

    What item is recycled the most?

    • Steel
    • Plastic
    • Wood
    • Paper/Cardboards
  • Question of

    What is the best plastic to recycle?

    • High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
    • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
    • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC or Vinyl)
    • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Question of

    Can glass be recycled?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Can metal be recycled?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Which country has zero garbage?

    • Sweden
    • Germany
    • France
    • Japan
  • Question of

    Who is the best at recycling in the world?

    • Germany
    • Japan
    • United Kingdom
    • United States
  • Question of

    What is the biggest recycling company?

    • Waste Management, Inc – Chicago, Illinois
    • Bingo Industries Limited
    • Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
    • Cleanaway Waste Management Limited
  • Question of

    What country buys the most plastic?

    • United States
    • Japan
    • France
    • United Kingdom
  • Question of

    What country does not recycle?

    • Chile
    • Pakistan
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
  • Question of

    Which country started recycling first?

    • Japan
    • Germany
    • France
    • China
  • Question of

    Who is the largest waste company in the world?

    • Veolia
    • Cleanaway Waste Management Limited
    • Covanta Energy Corporation
    • Renewi plc
  • Question of

    What is the easiest plastic to recycle?

    • PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)
    • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE or PET)
    • Polystyrene or Styrofoam (PS)
  • Question of

    Styrofoam should be placed in your recycling bin/cart.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Are batteries recyclable?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What metal has the highest recycling rate?

    • lead
    • Iron
    • Aluminum
  • Question of

    How many times can you recycle a paper?

    • 4-6 times
    • 2-3 Times
    • 8-9 Times
  • Question of

    What is the strongest plastic?

    • Polycarbonate
    • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC
    • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Question of

    What is the most common plastic?

    • Polyethylene (PE)
    • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    • Polycarbonate
  • Question of

    Which country turns garbage into electricity?

    • Sweden’s
    • China
    • Germany
    • Japan
  • Question of

    Which country is plastic free?

    • Costa Rica
    • China
    • France
    • Germany
  • Question of

    What is clear plastic called?

    • Polycarbonate (PC)
    • Polypropylene (PP)
    • Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Question of

    What is thick plastic called?

    • Nylon
    • Polypropylene (PP)
    • Polystyrene or Styrofoam (PS)
  • Question of

    What is transparent plastic called?

    • Polycarbonate
    • Polypropylene (PP)
    • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Question of

    Which type of waste has the lowest recycling rate?

    • paper/paperboard waste
    • Wood
    • Steel
  • Question of

    What Does Recycling help us to protect?

    • Oceans
    • Rain Forests
    • Ice Caps
    • Earth
  • Question of

    Recycling helps us to produce less……….?

    • Pollution
    • Water
    • Traffic
    • Product
  • Question of

    How much plastic goes into the Ocean each year?

    • 8 million metric tons
    • 0.8 million Metric Tons
    • 1 million Metric Tons
    • 5 Million metric tons
  • Question of

    How much of the world’s plastic has been recycled?

    • Less than 10%
    • Around 20%
    • Around 40%
    • More Than 50%
  • Question of

    How long does a plastic bottle take to decompose?

    • Around 60 Years
    • Around 450 Years
    • Around 150 Years
    • Around 750 Years

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