reflective summary of the experience. Were you surprised by the amount of waste that you created? Was it difficult to keep track of all the waste? What activities generated the most waste?

Instructions:

Review the following resources as you prepare to track your waste creation for one week:

10 Ways to Adopt a Zero Waste Lifestyle http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/10-ways-to-adopt-a-zero-waste-lifestyle/

Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures

https://www.epa.gov/smm/advancing-sustainable-materials-management-facts-and-figures

Ohio State Zero Waste

TEDx Talks – Why I Lead A Zero Waste Life | Lauren Singer | TEDxTeen

TEDx Talks – Two Adults, Two Kids, Zero Waste | Bea Johnson | TEDxFoggyBottom

Zero Waste Grocery Store Opens In London

https://www.treehugger.com/green-home/zero-waste-grocery-store-opens-london.html

Complete the Waste Activity Table for 7 consecutive days by identifying major sources of your personal waste. Provide descriptive examples under all applicable categories and estimate the total pounds of waste for each day and use this total as part of your reflective paper.

Waste Activity Table

DAY

Food Packaging

Product Packaging

Organic Food Waste

Pounds of Waste

EXAMPLE

Pop-tart wrapper

Water bottle

Coffee Cup

Printer Cartridge

Shipping Box Amazon

Keurig Cup

½ Plate of Food

Uneaten Salad

Leftover Cold Coffee

3.5 lbs.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

TOTAL POUNDS

Write-Up Instructions

Prepare a 2-3 page reflective summary of the experience. Were you surprised by the amount of waste that you created? Was it difficult to keep track of all the waste? What activities generated the most waste? In your paper, identify 2-3 ways in which you can modify your actions to reduce the amount of waste created.

· Prepare a 2-3 page reflective summary of the experience – double spaced

· Included at least one relevant outside source to support your reflection

· Appendix

· Completed WASTE ACTIVITY TABLE

· Include 4-5 photos of waste from your WASTE ACTIVITY TABLE with descriptive captions (SEE EXAMPLE BELOW)

I placed numerous glass, aluminum in plastic in the recycling bin at Washington Hall.

· The paper should be should professional; be sure to check for spelling and grammar errors.

· Review the Written Paper Rubric (on page 4) before submitting your completed assignment.

· Format paper in APA Style (in-text citations; spacing; resource section; etc.)

NOTE: Ensure you have reviewed and applied APA Style to your assignment before submitting for grading (See Research, Writing, & Presentation Resources in your Blackboard course site).

APA Style | Student Responsibilities for Assignments

Assignments are to be completed in APA Style. APA Style, currently in its 6th edition, is a citation protocol established by the American Psychological Association. Before submitting completed assignments, ensure you have properly applied APA Style to these elements of your work:

· the format & structure of your paper (assignments)

· how you cite other authors within the body of your paper

· how you compile a references page at the end of your paper (assignments)

Why do we Cite?

Requiring you to apply APA style to your work is not required to annoy you, we promise! Citations are a critical component of proper academic work. Why?

· Proper citations give your paper credibility and authority.

· Documenting sources shows an understanding and respect for scholarly communications. Give credit where credit is due.

· Citations help readers identify and locate your sources.

Content : 55 points

Analysis : 55 points

Grammar : 20 points

Structure : 20 points

Written Paper Rubric

Feedback via the rubric will be used to identify business communication strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Written Paper Rubric Criteria

Not Evident

0%

Needs Improvement

55%

Proficient

85%

Exemplary

100%
Content & Analysis

Includes considerations of audience, purpose, and the circumstances surrounding the communication task(s).
Analysis 55 points
Content 55 points
COM 3 (BC01)

Has an implied purpose and demonstrates some attention to audience needs and assignment

Demonstrates awareness of context, audience, purpose, and to the assigned tasks(s) (e.g., begins to show awareness of audience’s perceptions and assumptions)

Has a clear definition of purpose that is used to control the organization and reasoning of the assignment. Analysis of purpose and audience expectations is evident throughout

Has a sophisticated and nuanced definition of purpose that is used to focus all elements. Work is responsive to the assigned task and demonstrates initiative in defining task and audience

Sources and Evidence

20 points

COM 6

Demonstrates an attempt to use sources to support ideas

Demonstrates an attempt to use credible and/or relevant sources to support ideas that are appropriate for the discipline and genre

Demonstrates consistent use of credible, relevant sources to support ideas that are situated within the discipline and genre

Demonstrates skillful use of high-quality, credible, relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate for the discipline and genre

Grammar, Spelling, Mechanics

20 points

12.5%

Errors in grammar, spelling, and mechanics prevent effective connections. Many fragments and run-ons make the paper difficult to read.

Errors in grammar, spelling, mechanics distract or interfere with understanding. Poor sentence structure such as run-ons and fragments.

A small number of errors in grammar, spelling and mechanics do not distract from the overall effectiveness of the paper.

There are no grammar or spelling mistakes. Sentences are well structured and articulates clearly the reflective cycle

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