GIVE YOUR CANDY WRAPPERS A SECOND LIFE
This year the 3-5th grade students at Meadow Hill Elementary participated in Trash or Treasure. The teachers and students encouraged other students, staff, and community members to collect and bring in their wrappers. We filled 3 boxes and shipped them back to Rubicon to start the recycling process. During processing, candy wrappers start their Second Life as part of the circular economy. The wrappers are sorted by material, cleaned, and ground into small pieces. The plastic pieces then go down a long conveyor belt and into a machine that heats the shredded material, turning it into very small balls called plastic pellets. These pellets are used to make new plastic items! We had such a great turnout and we are looking forward to doing it for our next holiday! Check out their website and order a box, they also have great educational resources.
Story and photos submitted by Trisha Dickson & Krystina Candal
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