During the 2017-18 school year, we collected nearly 3/4 of a ton of recyclables - including magazines, catalogs, cardboard, junk mail, and office paper - at the high school to be recycled. We have now collected more than 8500 pounds of recyclables since the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.
Over the course of the 2016-17 school year, we collected more than 2250 pounds - more than a ton - of office paper, magazines, catalogs, cardboard, and other materials at the high school to be recycled.
During the 2015-16 school year, we collected about 3000 pounds of recyclables at the high school and, during the Fall semester, at the elementary school. That's 1.5 tons of materials potentially kept out of the landfill.
During the 2014-15 school year, we collected nearly 2000 pounds - a full ton - of recyclables.
Reducing consumption is always the best way to go. Once you consume materials, however, reusing them is the next best thing. Finally, if possible, recycling helps keep those materials out of the earth and gets them back into the cycle of use and reuse. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.