Today, 62 million newspapers will be printed in the US,
and 44 million will be thrown away.
That means the equivalent of about 500,000 trees will be dumped
into landfills this week.
Source: The Earth Works Group Recycler’s Handbook
Watt Watchers of Texas is answering the call for all the schools in Texas that have a recycling bin in
your parking lot but no program to go along with it. May sound strange to you but many schools have
the recycling bin and there are a handful of teachers that use it. We want to help you make a change
in your school – be known as the Recycling Rangers for your school. Much like our Watt Watchers
patrols are responsible for reducing energy waste by turning off lights ,our Recycling Rangers will be
responsible for reducing the amount of paper that goes waste. The program is easy and like always
Watt Watchers is here to support you every step of the way.
Our goal in this program is for Texas schools to make a difference. Schools represent a significant
source of paper that can be recovered for recycling. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA), waste from schools, institutions and businesses makes up 35 to 45 percent of all
municipal solid waste. On average, up to 80 percent of a school’s waste stream can be recovered,
and about half of that is paper. Texas teachers and students can make this happen in their schools
with the Recycling Rangers program.
Here’s a glimpse of the Recycling Rangers program:
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- Contact Watt Watchers for information on Recycling Rangers.
- Gather the Facts: Conduct an audit to determine the amount and types of items in your school
that can be recycled.
- Determine what to collect: Talk to your recycling company to find out what they will accept –
they may only recycle paper and you need to know that before you sign on for recycling aluminum,
glass or other items.
- Get Support from the Administration and Staff
- Pick a Sponsor
- Organize Collection Procedure
- Kick Off the Program
- Continue educating your audience
- Measure your results
- Keep it up