Learning the 3 R’s
LEARNING THE 3 R’S — Obion County Solid Waste director Mike Cary (back) recently did a recycle presentation program for Ridgemont Elementary School. Among those who participated were fifth-graders (from left) Mikala Brandon, Robert Crockett and Amber Dycus, students in teacher Dana Craddock’s science class. Cary said the students reviewed the 3 R’s — “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” — in depth and students gave examples of the ways each R can be applied in daily life at home or at school. They also discussed the ways to seek and identify items that use or are made from 100 percent recycled materials before an item is purchased, as well as talked about what happens to the trash they generate and where it goes and how much packaging is generated from items purchased. Cary said students were informed about the County Recycle Center and the services it offers and what steps the center is currently taking to get all schools and government facilities on recycling. Students were also given statistics and percentages on the components thrown into the landfills nationwide. Cary said each student received a pencil made partly from old paper currency.
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