What should we throw away?
Eventually … NOTHING! We are working to create a world of zero waste – where obsolete products can be broken down and reused or remade into other products. We are seeing changes in the way people look at their food waste and the increased interest in reusing it as animal feed or for composting. Producers are looking for ways to become more environmentally responsible and EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) is becoming a watchword for the future. Due to the increased focus on environmental threats such as global warming and ocean gyres, consumers are becoming more conscious of packaging options and how their purchases impact the market.
There are plenty of resources to help you get started, and NRRA and The School Recycling CLUB are proud to be part of the solution!
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
Many schools devote some time to promoting recycling in their community. Recycling matters because it improves the environment and therefore everyone’s 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. Students who learn about recycling have a tremendous influence on their families and the community as a whole. Here are some helpful links to explore: