Letter to the Editor: Recycling Remains Pivotal in Society
Thank you for your recent page dedicated to the current eco-movement in last issue of The Wooster Blade.
Recycling is something that can be easily accomplished by looking for ways to repurposes items or by place items in a recyclable bin instead of the trash can. According to the EPA, less than 35 percent of households and less than 10 percent of businesses in the U.S recycle. By recycling as a community, and more importantly as a human race, we can help prolong the existence of our beloved Earth.
While working at The Boys and Girls Club of Wooster, I have noticed that we too could do a better job of recycling our items, especially during meal times. The standard school lunch consists of the following; milk carton, plastic bags, napkins, straws, utensils and plastic cups. All of which can be recycled with a minimal amount of effort.
Our Student Advisory Board, essentially Boys & Girls Club Student Council, decided to challenge our members to do their part and start recycling anything they can. In addition, we started educating our members on the effects of their contributions. Our members have responded positively to the change and they have shown grown sense of pride in our community.
It is easy to forget about the effect recycling can have on the future generations. If you can’t recycle for yourself, do it for others. As the old saying goes it is better to give than to receive. Isn’t it time that we all do our part in giving back to the world that has given us so much? Let’s work together today so future generations can have a better tomorrow!
Boys & Girls Club of Wooster