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GrowNYC and Pratt Industries Give NYC Schools 40,000 Recycling Bins
Posted By Lori Zimmer On October 31, 2011 @ 2:01 pm In News,Recycling and Composting,Sustainability Initiatives | No Comments
New York City students  can now practice the habit of recycling in their own classrooms. Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island Public Schools will be receiving 40,000 new paper recycling bins. As part of the GrowNYC Recycling Champions  program, each school will help their students learn the importance of recycling.
All 700 schools in the three boroughs will receive enough recycle bins for each classroom. Donated by Pratt Industries , the recycling bins are themselves made from recycled paper that was collected from the three school districts, and then recycled  in Pratt’s Staten Island facility. The double-walled corrugated cardboard bins are each fitted with a slotted lid to encourage paper material only to be disposed within them.
Along with the Departments of Education  and Sanitation , GrowNYC  has made a substantial effort to help reduce the city’s output into landfills, while also educating youth for future prevention- as well as healthy green habits. GrowNYC  has also recently launched a citywide recycling training for the school systems’ custodial staff , which also implemented school Sustainability Engineers, who help implement the recycling programs in each classroom and staff rooms.
Schools can obtain a free recycling tool kit from GrowNYC , which included teaching materials, downloadable presentations and comprehensive classroom and lunchroom recycling plans.
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