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Hello everyone,

this week I would like for you to make 2 types of graphs about
household solid wastes. Read the instruction sheet carefully, make your

If you have never made graphs, there are very good videos on youtube
and there are instructions in the Help section of ms word. You will be
making alot of

graphs in your future if you haven’t already. It’s good to start practicing now.

Before you make your graphs, go to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency website and get the info below for 2010. So when you make your
graphs they will go from 1960 to 2010.
Use the following data to make a SINGLE BAR GRAPH, showing total waste generated for
the years 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000.
US Waste Generation
in Millions of Tons
Paper
Glass
Metals
Plastics
Textiles
Food
Yard Waste
Misc.
Total
1960
29,990
6,720
10,820
390
1,760
12,200
20,000
6,240
90,080
BAR GRAPH DATA
1970
1980
44,310
55,160
12,740
15,130
13,830
15,510
2,900
6,830
2,040
2,530
12,800
13,000
23,200
27,500
8,547
15,980
122,337
153,620
1990
72,730
13,100
16,550
17,130
5,810
20,800
35,000
24,000
207,110
2000
84,130
12,450
16,840
22,370
8,600
22,130
27,730
26,000
222,250
Use the following data to make FIVE SEPARATE PIE CHARTS showing the percentage
of each type of waste generated in each year: 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000.
US Waste Generation
by percent
Paper
Glass
Metals
Plastics
Textiles
Food
Yard Waste
Misc.
Total
1960
33%
7%
12%
0%
2%
14%
22%
7%
100%
PIE CHART DATA
1970
1980
36%
36%
10%
10%
11%
10%
2%
4%
2%
2%
10%
8%
19%
18%
7%
10%
100%
100%
1990
35%
6%
8%
8%
3%
10%
17%
12%
100%
2000
38%
6%
8%
10%
4%
10%
12%
12%
100%
Being able to make and use charts is very important in the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœreal worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. In
most professions you are going to have to make a presentation or at least
use data to help people understand what you are saying. Whether it is
scientific data as above or proving to someone why your product is better
than someone elseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s. Creating a chart makes data easy to read and
understand. As always make sure that you are getting your data from a
reliable source such as the EPA.
Name____________________________________________________
AFTER MAKING THE GRAPHS, ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
You may use this sheet or you may write your answers directly into the
drop box.
BAR GRAPH
1. How has AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s waste production changed from 1960 to 2010?
2. Why do you think there has been an increase in the total amount of waste produced for
each category?
PIE CHARTS
3. Which materials have increased by percentage from 1960 to 2010? Why?
4. Which materials have decreased by percentage from 1960 to 2010? Why?