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Color-coded trash collection
Brussels, Belgium

Sort your rubbish! Blue is for PMD (plastic, metal, drink cartons), orange is for paper, green is for glass, and pink is for "the rest." 

Researchable question: How do they sort and collect trash in Brussels?

 

Essential question: How do trash collection and environmental policies show what your community values? 

Learn more with related content: Sort it out

public urinal

Urinal in Public Park
Brussels, Belgium

A partially private urinal in a park in Brussels.  

Researchable question: How do toilets differ around the world?

 

Essential question: How does the availability of toilets impact the health and wellbeing of people? 

Learn more with related content: Around the World in 12 Toilet Pictures from National Geographic

squat toilet

Squat Toilet
Rural area, India

Nearly half of India's population does not have a toilet at home. In rural areas that do have a bathroom facility, squat toilets are common.

Researchable question: How do toilets differ around the world?

 

Essential question: How does the availability of toilets impact the health and wellbeing of people? 

Learn more with related content: Around the World in 45 Toilets from Reuters

fire buckets

Fire Buckets 
New Delhi, India

A fire bucket filled with sand and can be used to prevent or extinguish a small fire.

Researchable question: How can a fire bucket be used to put out a fire?

 

Essential question: How do people fight fires around the world?

Learn more with related content: Fire bucket from Wikipedia

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