ONE STUDENT in ONE YEAR
throws away 67 pounds of trash
which is about 6 ounces a day!
"Try to have a waste free lunch. Each day pack your lunch in a lunch box instead of a brown bag. Place your sandwich and snack in re-useable containers instead of plastic bags. Use a thermos instead of a disposable plastic container or carton."
-The Samsel Upper Elementary Green Team
Top 5 Reasons to Recycle
Conserves natural resources.
Recycling conserves natural resources such as trees, water and minerals — preserving the environment for future generations.
Reduces the need for landfills.
Recycling reduces the need for landfills and incinerators because when materials are recycled, less waste is sent to disposal facilities.
Recycling prevents pollution and reduces greenhouse gas emissions caused by the extracting and processing of raw materials.
Recycling saves energy by eliminating the need to extract and process raw materials.
Recycling helps create new jobs in the United States for both the recycling industry and manufacturing.
One Small Change can Change the World
NOTE: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 RECYCLING IS CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW STORM. PLEASE DO NOT PUT THE RECYCLABLES OUT AT THE CURB ON THURSDAY. PICKUP WILL BE MADE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH.