The Arlington ISD can play a significant role in supporting recycling efforts by taking simple steps such as properly sorting and cleaning recyclable materials, using reusable items instead of disposable ones, and advocating for recycling programs.
Why is recycling important? Firstly, it helps reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills, which is good for the environment. Secondly, recycling conserves natural resources such as trees, minerals, and oil by reusing materials rather than extracting new ones. Thirdly, recycling helps to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with extracting, transporting, and processing raw materials.
It's important to recognize that recycling alone is not enough to address our environmental challenges. We also need to reduce our consumption of single-use products, support circular economy models that prioritize reuse and repair, and advocate for environmental sustainability policies. By taking these actions, we can all play a role in protecting our planet and ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.
Commingled - Recycling Retriever
AISD is the first district in the country to implement the Recycling Retriever program. Provided by Abitibi Bowater, the new Recycling Retriever bins will accept:
- aluminum cans
- plastic bottles
- steel cans from the cafeteria
- flattened cardboard boxes
These bins are for school use only!