Don't be fooled. The plastic bottle you recycled this morning is sitting in the dumpster
Graduation Day is coming soon, and this means seniors are preparing to be officially done with high school. But there is a whole other side to this very special day: shapeless red or white graduation gowns. The problem is that these gowns are only used once and then, often times, thrown out. Such a practice is not only a waste of fabric; it is also harmful to the ecosystem. Instead, Blair should donate these gowns to charities that use the fabric from graduation gowns to make other clothes.
Montgomery County Public Schools has made the switch from Styrofoam lunch trays to new recyclable ones, beginning this school year. The cardboard trays made their way to Blair during the week of September 15.
Reuse and recycling initiatives are more of what Blair needs to make the school greener and more resource efficient. To contribute, specialist Andrea Lamphier has begun a series of improvement projects Wednesday for the school's media center.
Student members of the Green Club are currently collaborating with building service workers to reduce recycling contamination, an issue highlighted by this year's School Energy and Recycling Team (SERT) inspection. Recycling contamination occurs when trash is mixed with recycling and damages the recycling, causing Blair's recycling to be discarded with trash, according to SERT's recycling manager, Richard Benjamin.
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