On September 26, 2015, Team Summit conducted a trash audit. We collected the school’s trash, recycling, and compost that accumulates over a day and sorted through it.
Here’s what we found: We collected 71.4 pounds of trash but only 33.4 pounds was actual trash. We collected 46.55 pounds of recycling but the actual amount we collected was 30.55 pounds of recycling. The amount of compost we collected was 48.7 pounds and the actual amount was 65 pounds.
This shows our school needs to improve on knowing what to put in the trash, recycling, and compost. We put together a list of suggestions and distributed it to all the teachers and staff in the school for them to discuss with their students. Here are some things we identified on that list:
- Empty out the extra milk from the milk cartons into the compost and then throw the containers into the trash not the recycling bin.
- Recycle plastic items that […]