Preventing a ton (literally) of waste at your school can be easy, inexpensive, and educational.
#1 Easiest First Step
- Stop buying plastic markers.
- Billions already exist on the planet as plastic pollution forever.
What should we use instead? How is this educational?
There is so much fascinating stuff for students to learn here!
- Weight + Volume Calculations of waste created by markers.
Be cool if it were.
Wouldn't it be magical if “they” could take back ALL of the zillions of markers, chop them up and make new little markers?
•Marker “recycling” programs = incineration.
•Or to put it in sanitized-speak: Converting plastics to energy
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