The NRRA School Recycling Club

Northeast Resource Recovery Association


What should we throw away?

I have decided it is probably not a good idea to throw away the future. Even though, sometimes, I wish I could throw Mondays  out the window, I realize that we need all of our days. And yet with each plastic water bottle, with every a recently obsolete mobile phone, every plastic shopping bag, I feel like I am throwing time away, that I am letting the days that this sweet world will sustain us slide by. Time to turn back time and use the remainders.

Take the small step!

Recycling is simple, it is just another step from the trash can to the recycling bin. It is a small step to helping the environment.  Many people don’t know where to or what to recycle at home, but almost every town has a local recycling center and recycling collectors at a local super markets. It is a small step that can have a huge impact.

How Recycling Impacts Us

In our school (Main Street Middle School in Montpelier, VT) we devote some of our time to promoting recycling in our community. Recycling matters because it improves the environment and therefore our future. It does this by keeping recycling out of landfills and preventing new materials from being made. By recycling materials we can learn to take care of the environment.