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Learn to Recycle with the Recycling Sharks

Recycling Sharks comic art
Artwork by: Sade Storthz

Recycling Sharks

Authors: Comic created by Sade Storthz and article written by Heather Nicole King 

Episode 2: The “Recycling Sharks” discover the importance of proper waste disposal and explore one of the 3Rs - Recycle. Join Reggie, Rebecca and Reef as they identify the difference between trash and recycling to promote waste reduction in our daily lives.


Knowing the basics of which materials are recyclable ensures better disposal efforts and reduces pollution, especially within our oceans. Litter can travel from the ground and into our waterways endangering marine life and aquatic habitats. We can contribute to clean, healthy environments by making sure waste goes in the bin and not on the ground.

Like the “Recycling Sharks” say, knowing which is the correct bin and looking for symbols can help us know which materials to recycle. Let’s commit to proper waste disposal, whether trash or recycling, but never as litter, to protect our aquatic friends and oceans. 

Additional Educational Resource & Activity
Explore more with the PBS LearningMedia lesson, Kids Go Green: Litter and Our Oceans. View the short animation to understand how litter travels within our waterways and poses a threat. Follow the “Support Material for Student Use” dropdown for an additional activity on water pollution -  Can You Undo Water Pollution? 

Shark Saver Spotlight
If you love sharks like we do, share your drawings and comics of sharks, dolphins, and other sea creatures with us. For a chance to be featured on VPM Science Matter’s Facebook Page as a shoutout in the Shark Saver Spotlight, email your drawings to: [email protected]. Open to all ages.