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Students, Staff Should Make Recycling a Priority

Don't be Trashy; Recycle

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Students, Staff Should Make Recycling a Priority

Emily Bloomfield, Viewpoints Editor

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Emily Bloomfield

Viewpoints Editor

 

Horribly postured students slouch through the hallways; gravity pulls down on the
loaded satchels of notebooks and binders where on many pages, theoretical gravity is explained.

Students are constantly weighted down with a steady ream of handouts, tests, and unread pamphlets, only to have them end up littering the hallways and overflowing the trashcans.

Overlooked are the recycling bins that are placed inside each classroom by our Green Club. Many students do not even know they are there.

The opportunities are here to recycle, but the mindset is not.

Calling attention to the recycling opportunities should be not only encouraged but enforced.

The end of the year is approaching and so are the countless trashcans to be filled with abundant amounts of recyclable school supplies.

In our lunchroom, the current trash bins are supposed to be separated between paper, plastics, etc to be recycled; however, students don’t recycle and aren’t necessarily encouraged to.

Making the Earth a cleaner and better place is easy.

Working together as a school and making small efforts can effect large results because of the sheer numbers of students and teachers.

With the recent passing of Earth Day, the best time to start is now.

With the amount of learning that takes place upon sheets of paper, filling miles of landfill with our schools paper is easily achievable; however action taken by students will help our planet one physics notebook at a time.

About the Writer
Emily Bloomfield, Viewpoints Editor

Emily Bloomfield is a Senior and second-year Smoke Signals member. She loves some Italian Spaghetti and thinks country music is the cream of the crop.

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