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Recycling in schools

  Recycling in schools refers to the educating of the children on how and what to recycle. Schools are now setting aside recyclable materials to be collected for recycling and made into new products by manufacturers. This includes cans, bottles, and even paper products.

Recycling programs can be expanded by adding new items to the list of materials currently collected. Collecting recyclable materials from additional locations in the school, and increasing the programs participation through education and promotion of the why, what, where, and how of recycling. Waste reduction means decreasing the amount of materials needed in the first place so that the volumes of garbage and recyclable materials are reduced. Recycling bins are located in every room at Schools.



Recycling is something that has been done throughout history. Paper recycling has been around as long as paper itself. Around 2,000 years ago, the Chinese discovered that they could use a thin paste of mulberry bark, hemp and rags to make the very first piece of paper. Before paper was common as it is today, children used chalk and slate boards to write assignments on.

Benefits From School Recycling Programs

With the amount of pollution piling up in our ground, air and sewer systems, thousands of people are turning to the benefits of recycling to save money and to help save the environment.

Recycling saves energy One of the more important benefits of recycling is that it helps to save energy. We can reduce the negative effects of global climate change through recycling.

Recycling helps to save money The monetary benefits of recycling are also ideal. Because recycling involves a process of converting waste and disposable products into usable materials, it creates jobs and valuable contributions to the nation’s economy.

Go Green

The Go Green Initiative is a grassroots environmental program that unites parents, teachers and students to create a culture of conservation on campus. The program involves students at every level and takes a comprehensive approach to help schools evaluate every aspect of their environmental impact. It provides schools simple options and tools to examine everything from recycling to energy conservation.

The Go Green Initiative is the nation’s fastest growing fully comprehensive environmental action plan for schools. By promoting environmental stewardship on campuses from elementary schools through universities, Go Green works to involve families, businesses and local governments in the common goal of protecting human health through environmental stewardship.

Since its inception in 2002, the Go Green Initiative has been endorsed by the National School Boards Association, National Recycling Coalition, adopted by numerous State PTA Boards, implemented in 37 states, along with schools in Europe and Africa. There are currently over 1 million students and teachers in registered Go Green schools.

The Go Green Initiative Association is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide every school the opportunity to protect the environment and children's health through environmentally responsible behaviors. The GGIA provides training and resources for Go Green schools and serves as a clearinghouse for information on environmental education programs throughout the country.

See also

External links

  • Greenschools
  • How it Works
  • Guide to Recycling Containers
  • Go Green
  • recycling information and key stage activities for schools
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