October 04, 2017

Be A Garbage Superhero

Hey Jackman,  we need some Garbage Super Heroes?  Are you up for the job?

You see, when we throw away our garbage, it doesn't just disappear like magic.  It just goes somewhere else.  It travels in a truck 2 1/2 hours away to a landfill near London, Ontario.  Problem is, Toronto's landfill is filling up, fast.  We've got to do something.   But what?

Well, at school, at home and in our community, we need to MAKE... LESS... GARBAGE!  Yep, that’s our job.   It’s our responsibility.  It’s our challenge.    How?  It's easy!  Just REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE as much as you can.   

REDUCE-  We can make less garbage by making good decisions about what we buy and use.  Your snack wrappers, for example, create garbage.  Try to reduce buying and using packaged snacks.  

REUSEMany things we buy and use are disposable... they're used once and then thrown away.  We need to use less disposables and more reusables.  Reusables are used over, and over, and over again.  Consider reusables when you're bringing water, juice, coffee, lunch and snack foods to school.  

RECYCLE - Luckily, here in Toronto, we have lots of recycling options.  At school we recycle paper products and plastic containers.  But make sure you don't put your snack wrappers and coffee cups in the recycling.   They don't belong there.   Also, please make sure your plastic containers are rinsed clean before recycling them.  It's your responsibility to educate yourself about what can and cannot be recycled.  

Put your mind to it, and you too can become a Garbage Super Hero!   And our world will be a better place because of it. 

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