MS students learn recycling basics

Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm

BGMS eighth graders learned the basics of recycling last week, thanks to the Pike Shop’s Tom Thompson.

The morning science class students learned all about recycling from Thompson, who heads the Pike Shop, namely their recycling efforts.

Thompson informed the audience of the Pike Shop’s steps towards boosting their local recycling success, including their Penny per Pound program. This program, Thompson explained, brings back one cent to the Pike Shop for every pound of materials they recycle. Through this program the Shop is able to expand their efforts.

The Pike Shop administrator explained the general process of recycling, in which the materials, namely plastics, paper, and aluminum, are dropped off or picked up, sorted, cleaned, and shipped out to larger recycling plants.

He encouraged the students to begin recycling at home, adding that if they live outside of city limits and don’t receive the Shop’s pick-up service, they should feel free to drop off the recyclables at the location near PCADD.

Students asked many questions following Thompson’s presentation, and were surprised to learn that one ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees.

Tom Thompson from the Pike Shop gave a presentation to BGMS eighth graders last week on the importance of recycling.

Tom Thompson from the Pike Shop gave a presentation to BGMS eighth graders last week on the importance of recycling.

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