Nature Knows Best: Rubbish and Waste - A Boomerang (1998)

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Nature Knows Best is a 13-volume children's series exploring contemporary environmental issues, as well as possible local and global solutions to ecological problems plaguing the planet. Backed by solid research, the programs offer information in an entertaining format. Animation and fun characters capture the attention of viewers, while presenting important concepts. In part 12, Rubbish and Waste - A Boomerang, Albert and a mole uncover the facts about our day-to-day waste as they tunnel through a dump and investigate an incinerator. Topics examined in this episode include the multi-million dollar waste industry, the dangerous environmental threats associated with burning and burying garbage. Also covered, are the ways in which nature handles waste. The series is appropriate for youngsters in elementary through junior high grades. Other titles include Air - It's Everywhere, Rain Forests - Long May They Reign, Oceans - Save the Wave, Food for All Seasons?, Animal Factory, Sound and Music - Unplugged, A Tree Is More Than Just a Tree, Energy - There Are Better Ways, The Earth's Alive, The Value of a Bird, Water and Weather, and Water - The Never Ending Cycle.