DES and A Cleaner Tomorrow

DES and A Cleaner Tomorrow
Posted on 02/10/2020

Fifth grade students at Douglas Elementary School learned about recycling and other solid waste management issues that affect our community. Kris Abell from DHEC Dept.of Solid Waste and Recycling Division presented a program on the topic of “Action for a Cleaner Tomorrow”. The program involved many facts, visuals, and hands on activities for the students. Landfill space is running out and waste management issues exist so it is important for young students to learn and act so they may help produce a cleaner future. DES students were presented with many items in which they had to determine how to dispose of properly. They first had to decide if the item could be composted, reused or recycled and if it did not fit those categories than the item had to be disposed.  Students also learned about the structural components of a landfill, ways to reduce waste and they got to see “new” products created from recycled items. Student Toney Robinson stated “after learning about all this, it makes me want to do my part to help our environment”.

 

Photo caption: Compost, Reuse or Recycle?  from left to right and top to bottom: Zion Coping, Da’Laysha Patten, Edwin Montiel Hernandez

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