Rubbish Monster Thing Trail Answers

A girl called Elsie holding the rubbish monster's hand

Follow the trail and help the Rubbish Monster Thing and Elsie by answering the questions on the boards, all the answers can be found on this webpage by tapping the 'Reveal' button.

At the end of the trail, don’t forget to make the Secret Code Word from all the Secret Code Word Letters you’ve collected and say it to staff at the Visitors Centre to claim your prize!

The Rubbish Monster Thing is © Simon Chadwick.

Answers to the Question on Board 2
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  1. My reusable drinks bottle helps to Reduce the waste I create
  2. I can donate my jumper which doesn’t fit me any more by giving it to a charity shop so it’s Reused
  3. My empty tin of baked beans was collected to be Recycled into a new tin

Did you get them all right? Reducing what we put in our bins, even our recycling bin, is the best way of helping the planet.

Information for Grown Ups: Find lots more ways of reducing your waste and saving money on the Smart Living webpages.

Answers to the Questions on Board 3
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Did you put the all the food in the right places to keep it fresher for longer?

An open fridge containing an apple, broccoli, potatoes and tomatoes

Apples, broccoli, potatoes and tomato last longest in the fridge. Did you know that apples can last up to 70 days longer if they’re stored in the fridge?

An open cupboard containing an onion

Onions last longest in the cupboard.

A bunch of bananas in a fruit bowl

Bananas last longest in a fruit bowl.

Information for Grown Ups: Sign up to the Hampshire Kitchen Heroes app to find out more ways to make the most of your food and save money.

Answers to the Questions on Board 4
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Sing the rhyme to the tune of ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and finish the last line.

Rubbish Monster Thing sat on a wall,

Rubbish Monster Thing had a great fall,

He found a Repair Café nearby and then,

They fixed him and put him together again!

Information for Grown Ups: Did you know that Repair Cafés are places where volunteers can fix your broken items and you can have a drink and a cake too! Find your nearest Repair Café here.

Answers to the Questions on Board 5
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These are the missing clothes:

A hat, a scarf, a trainer, a belt, a sock and a pair of sunglasses

A hat, a scarf, a shoe, a belt, a sock and a pair of sunglasses.

Information for Grown Ups: From shopping your wardrobe to patching your jeans, there are loads of ways to make the most of the clothes you already own. Find out more about sustainable fashion.

Answers to the Questions on Board 6
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These things are made of or wrapped in plastic, but the ones in green can be used again and again.

Reusable drinks bottle

Packet of crisps

Tupperware snack boxes

Cereal bar

Lunchbox

Information for Grown Ups: Find ways of replacing the single use plastics in your life.

Answers to the Questions on Board 7
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Here’s a picture of what should be in Elsie’s Compost bin:

 A birds-eye view of a compost bin containing a banana skin, an egg shell, grass clippings and leaves, cardboard and paper and a stalk from a red pepper.

Egg shells, cardboard, stalks from peppers, banana skins and grass clippings and leaves are all items that can be composted at home!

Empty drinks cans and plastic bottles need to go in your recycling bin at home as they won’t break down in soil. Why not switch to a reusable bottle and cut them out completely?

Bacon rind and other cooked foods can only be composted in a special compost bin as the usual compost bins won’t get hot enough to kill off the bad bacteria and break the food down into compost.

Information for Grown Ups: Find out how to get your own compost bin (at cost price) and answers to all your home composting questions here.

Answers to the Questions on Board 8
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I can recycle a glass bottle

I’ll have the left over slice of pizza from dinner last night for my lunch

The broken kettle can be taken to a repair shop to be fixed

My sock can be mended with a needle and thread

Remember, using up our food or repairing things are little things we can all do to reduce what we put in our bins and waste less.

Congratulations, you've made it to the end of the trail! Now make a word out of all the Secret Code Word Letters and say it to staff at the visitor’s centre to claim your prize.

Clue: It’s the Rubbish Monster Thing’s favourite meal.

You can find out more about the Rubbish Monster Thing and his adventures with Elsie by borrowing the book from Hampshire Libraries or by purchasing a copy.

Elsie

Information for Grown Ups: To find out more about reducing your waste and saving money, visit the Smart Living webpages.