San Diego Unified offers a lot of opportunities for students to recycle at school. Look here for information about how and why to save energy and why recycling is important. Living in San Diego, most of us have the opportunity to recycle at home and at school. Here are some easy things that you can do to recycle around your school or house.
Make sure you and your friends put paper in the blue recycle bins in your classroom. Don't have any? Ask your BSS (Building Site Supervisor) for some. Make sure that the BSS at your school is putting the recyclables from your classrooms into the big recycle bin! If not, see if you and your friends can start helping out around your school and collect the recyclables a couple of days a week.
Click here for a list of things that can go in your classroom's blue bins.
Do you have extra paper with only one side used? You can use the back for scratch paper, drawing, sketching, or doodling.
Do an art project with items that can be recycled like bottles, cans, plastic containers, or glass to tell others about recycling.
Create posters to put up at your school to encourage other kids to recycle.
Do you have a recycle bin at your house or apartment? Check to see what you are putting in the trash can. Does it have a recycle sign on the side or bottom? If so, it can probably be recycled. If you don't have a recycle bin, ask your mom or dad about getting one so you can recycle.
Buy reusable shopping bags so when you go shopping you don't have to get new bags each time. That plastic never goes away.
Do you have some old toys or clothes that you don't use any more? Donate them to a younger friend or Goodwill. That way someone else can enjoy them and you save them from a landfill.
Collect bottles and cans from your neighbors and then recycle them. You can even make money!