Waste is worldwide, every country produces waste, so every language has their own words for waste.

We asked native speakers of French, Spanish, German and Mandarin Chinese, to translate waste-related English words into their native languages. For your fun, we made them into worksheets. The challenge of the worksheet is to guess which words match the English words and pictures.  Don’t worry the answers are at the bottom of the sheet.

If you need an accessible Word.Doc version, that reads the translations, we can send that to you upon request. Please email recycle@devon.gov.uk.

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