The Importance of Compost and Recyclying!

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The Importance of Compost and Recyclying!

Julia and Jade M., Staff Writers

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Green for Good

Charlotte Meyer and McKenzie Lovell both are members of the club, Green for Good. In this club, they find ways to help the environment. They have decided to teach 5th graders the importance of recycling and composting. Taking time off to visit each 5th grade class during S.T.E.M., they talk about how people should remember to recycle and compost because it helps the environment. They created a Kahoot! and explained why certain stuff can be recycled, but others can’t. They want to make the environment a better place for people by starting with one milk carton.

     Did you know that there are 6 types of things that you can recycle.  There abbreviations are #1= Pete, #2= Hope, #3= V, #4= Lope, #5= PP, #6=PS. Most recycling machines like River Forest’s cannot recycle number 6. Number six means Polystyren.  This kind of plastic also poses a health risk, reaching potentially toxic chemicals, especially when it is heated. The most trash that is made up around the world is either the size of Europe or either bigger.  What not to throw into the recycle and what to throw into the recycle depends a lot about the type of machinery where you live.

   At school during lunch, you should definitely always throw your milk carton into the recycle.  Another thing that could help is that when you have paper put it in the recycling not into the trash. Paper can be recycled in River Forest because they had the right machinery.  We should also try to encourage students so that they don’t just bring a plastic cup to bring to drink, but a plastic bottle so that they can keep reusing it until it is in bad condition. There are so many ways for you to recycle and help save the earth. Don’t forget always remember to RECYCLE!!



You should always remember to compose. Composting is essential for the environment because instead of throwing out eaten food, you can compost it so it becomes dirt again. The food releases nutrients that will help plants grow.

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