Victoria's Tips, Tricks, and Facts to Help Save our Planet by Recycling

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    Victoria Phelan Fonseca, a 4th-grade student at Kennedy School
     
    As our minds continue to be filled with thoughts and uncertainties about the pandemic. Victoria Phelan Fonseca, a 4th-grade student at Kennedy School in Mrs. Leister's class, has bigger concerns about the lasting effects of pollution, especially plastics filling our landfills, environments, and oceans. Plastics are destroying our oceans and the habitats that millions of sea animals call home. 

    Each week Victoria will be giving tips, tricks, and facts to all Roxbury families so we can help slow this effort and continue to raise awareness on this important crisis. 

    Check back each week to hear more tips, tricks, and facts from Victoria.

    Below is a list of Tips, Tricks, and Facts already shared! 
     
    Thanks Victoria for sharing this information with our students, staff, and community! #FutureGreenLeader 
     

      
    • Week of 12/18/20 - It is important to practice the 3 Rs. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Try your best to use reusable bags when shopping.
    • Week of 12/25/20 - Metal straws and reusable water bottles make great holiday gifts.
    • Week of 01/08/21 - Walmart will take more than plastic shopping bags. They also accept product overwrap, case wrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper bags, air pillows, bread bags, produce bags, and bubble wrap. Recycle these items at your nearest Walmart store!
    • Week of 01/15/21 - Did you know more than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year?
    • Week of 01/22/21 - Did you know Recycling 1 aluminum can save enough energy to light a 100 watt light bulb for 20 hours and a TV for 2 hours. That’s just from 1 can!
    • Week of 01/29/21 - NEVER put your recyclables in plastic bags and never put any plastic bags in your regular recycling bin or recycling dumpster. Plastic bags and plastic wrap get jammed in recycling processing equipment, which causes recycling to be expensive to process.