Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives
October 31, 2020
October Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives have been a great success! Mahalo to our first time host Kīpapa Elementary School and second time host, Salt Lake Elementary School. With nearly 30 adult volunteers total from their school communities, they handled the busy drives with great enthusiasm and patience (and plenty of masks and distancing)! The final numbers are still being tallied, but we estimate these two drives helped divert over 24,000 pounds of resources from the waste stream to recycling and reuse. Great job, Kīpapa & Salt Lake Elementary Schools! We hope to have continued success at our two November Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives, so please come join us with your recycling donations.
We have one more spot to fill on December 5th for any schools that are interested in hosting an Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drive, especially schools in Central Oʻahu, Kāneʻohe, or Waiʻanae. Reach out to us at [email protected] for more information.
Recycling programs and projects may not be a top priority in schools right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep striving for creative reuse projects at home on our own! While recycling might be the most common “R” of the 3Rs, it’s Reduce that has the most potential for creative expression and successful materials rescue. Check out this awesome and inspiring set of 30 reuse craft projects from We Are Teachers, and get inspired to Reuse with flair! As always, if you are interested in guidance or resources for starting a recycling program at your school or a waste reduction related project, reach out to us at [email protected] for more information.