Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Recycling afternoon at the school

Last Friday the kids took part in a recycling day at the school. 

For those of you who don't know about our system, each week we collect and sort all the trash at the school. The separation process is very precise and includes lots of different types of trash: clear plastic, colored plastic, white plastic, paper/cartons (both coloured and normal), cans, glass bottles, aluminium, and so on. 

Beside the kitchen we have our recycling station. As soon as this is full we call the recycler from Ambato. He the comes to "buy" the separated materials, which is a great extra donation for our project.

We started the afternoon by collecting all the left over trash from the last week, which was a lot due to the funeral at the school on Tuesday. A few of the kids, past students of the school, already know the system well and so they were far better at seperating the items than us volunteers.

After work follows rest and food. So once we were  finished we made some popcorn and tea for everyone.

See the links below to read more about the history of our recycling system:

Oct, 2012: The First Load Of Recycle Material Of The New Year 
Oct, 2011: The Recycling Program Is Going Strong 
Dec, 2008: Re-cycling Contest Has Started  

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