The Interact and the Environmental Clubs Are Hosting a New Recycling Program

April 10, 2018

Interact club is North Augusta High School’s student volunteer organization, and is sponsored by the North Augusta Rotary Club. It works Rotary events locally, as well as contributing to community service projects. Students can join by reporting to Room 308.

“The Interact Club will benefits students’ high school experience by getting students involved in various groups at school, which develops a well rounded reputation,” said Forrest Wimberly.

The Interact Club and the Environmental Club have teamed up at North Augusta High School to start a new recycling program. The two clubs will distribute recycling bins to every homeroom, office, and workroom. Each bin will be assigned to two club members that will collect its contents on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Independent Learning Time.  After collection, the clubs will donate all collected recyclables to the North Augusta Recycling Program.

Neither club has a specific goal or numeric value of recyclables to collect. Instead, they hope to stimulate student involvement in their programs, and inform students of the impact recycling makes. Students can get involved by filling the blue bins in the classrooms and recycle things a home instead of throwing everything into the trash.

“The recycling program will make us think about how we can reduce our trash burden and show us ways we can recycle items at school and home,” said Forrest Wimberly.

“We estimate there are over 1000 plastic and aluminum drink bottles thrown away every day at North Augusta High School,” said a representative of the Rotary Club. “So, just talking about the bottles, that is around 180,000 bottles a year that we can prevent going to the landfill as trash.”

 

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