Camellia’s Green Team digs for information about recycling

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Camellia Elementary School Green Team teachers and students joined with Recycling Coordinator Jordan Chernesky from Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste) to investigate the efficiency of the campus recycling program.

Students at Camellia follow a strict and structured recycling routine during meal periods.

The Green Team project was aimed at checking how efficient the system is operating. Students spent an afternoon after school opening all the trash bags and sorting the contents into paper, plastic, metal and real garbage.

The result? The team reclaimed 120 pounds of recycling material after one hour of sorting. Next step… Can the Green Team figure out how to keep the recycling out of the garbage?