Ink Cartridge Recycling Helps Schools Green Credentials

2010-04-01 16:53:20

Published on 2010-04-01 16:53:20

Ink Cartridge Recycling Helps School's Green Credentials

Not content with setting a great ecological example to homes and businesses across their nation by recycling printer ink, the students at South Shore Charter Public School want to go one better and be named America's Greenest School.

The educational establishment is nominated among ten other finalists in the competition which could see it win a green hybrid bus, an environmental audit for the school's premises and a free concert by rock band Maine.

Fourth grade teacher Sarah Roberts, who is representing the school, said that when she heard about the contest she saw an opportunity for her students, Wicked Local reports.

She told the website: "With the Waste Watchers programme, we let the kids investigate the problems in the community, mostly concerning waste.

"One team looked into motion sensors for lights, to save electricity. Another team collected plastic spoons and forks to reuse and then recycle. And another team is in the process of composting."

Ms Roberts' students have been busily recycling printer ink cartridges and cell phones, while water sensors have also been installed to curb consumption.

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