School students set ink cartridges recycling example

2010-02-24 17:42:10

Published on 2010-02-24 17:42:10

School students set ink cartridges recycling example

Students at Windy Hills Elementary School have set an example to all users of printer cartridges by pledging to protect the environment by recycling their ink, while at the same time raising money for new classroom equipment.

After reading a book about recycling the class decided to start recycling their ink cartridges and if they raise enough money - currently they are collecting them at $4 (£2.60) a cartridge - they will benefit from some new Smartboards.

The class has only been collecting for a few weeks, but already it has received around 130 ink cartridges, which is testament to their hard work and dedication, the Kearney Hub reports.

Ryan Melroy, a student in the class, said: "If they're thrown in the trash, they take 1,000 years to decompose.

Teacher Ranee Borowski added that once they receive enough money for their interactive whiteboards they can "always help other people with Smartboards".

"We encourage everyone that would like top help us save the earth and help our school."

Part of their success is attributed to the fact that they accept most types of printer ink.

By Johnny McMaster

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