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Cinthia Quevedo

Flor Eguiarte
Period- 1st


Our main goal with this project was to create awareness of how recycling can help the

environment by reducing pollution and green house emissions; which at the same time is affecting the

whole world, and how we can make a difference if we start recycling in school and at home. We also

wanted them to become aware of how recycling can make an impact in the world by decreasing global

warming, decreasing deforestation, and reducing the amount of toxic chemicals that go into the landfills.

Throughout this entire semester we worked really hard to accomplish our goal of creating

awareness in school of how recycling can protect the environment. Our original plan was to ask student

to recycle paper and plastic bottles, and for that we were going to place recycling bins all around the

school. Unfortunately at first we encounter some problems that delay us in our timeline, we couldn’t

find the original dumpsters that are used for recycling; so at the end we had to get some of the other

regular dumpsters and paint the logo in the outside so people would know what the dumpsters were used

for. We also had some dumpsters for paper recycling. After we got the dumpsters everything went good,

in about a week the plastics dumpsters were almost full, and we felt really happy about it because people

do actually recycled; which shows that they are also concerned about the damage we are doing to the

planet and that they also want to make a change in the world by recycling. Unfortunately not many

people in the school knew about our project, and so we decided to make posters and place them around

the whole school and also make an announcement in a Thursday assembly so the students would hear

about it and start making part in the project. After we made the posters we started getting better result,

and so we decided to do a weekly count on how many plastic bottles we collected in that certain week
and also how much paper was actually recycled. The first time we did a bottle count we collected 219

bottles, and after all we ended up recycling only plastic bottles; because we noticed that people don’t

really recycle paper.

Even though we made the posters and place them all around school, we still weren’t getting the

results we hoped for because we never really made the announcement to the whole school, and so we

partner up with the “Eagle Service” club to see if we could get better results. The idea was to get more

recycling bins to place them in all of the classrooms and not only in some of them as we originally

started, we taught that this was going to help us get better results. We talked to Mr. Le and he bought

four more recycling bins for us, that we then placed in other classrooms. After that we started getting

better result and collected more plastic bottles, also we started recycling aluminum cans that we

collected at the field and some that came from the students.