Lace Schoolchildren Recycle Toner Cartridges

2012-03-29 10:20:09

Published on 2012-03-29 10:20:09

A number of schoolchildren in Lace, Illinois, have been recycling ink cartridges to not only help the environment but also to help pay for an outdoor education trip.

Pupils at Lace Elementary School have been busy recycling old batteries, cans, plastic bags and cartridges with one of the school's teachers claiming that every year masses of items are collected and re-used.

Fifth-grade teacher Bob Johnson told the Darien Patch that the schools collect 35 to 40 bags of cans, 100 to 120 pounds of batteries, 75 to 100 ink cartridges as well as 100 to 130 toner cartridges.

Mr Johnson told the newspaper: "The experience gained by the children is that they know that they can make a difference and, second, that they have a better understanding of how and why we need to recycle."

Every year, the program managed to raise around $150 (£94), which is the equivalent of one student's trip to Camp Timber-Lee.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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