Classroom Recycling Tips and Tricks

November 13, 2014

Recycle conceptDid you know? This Saturday, November 15, is America Recycles Day! Although this day falls on the weekend, there are plenty of ways that you can celebrate in your school for the remainder of the week. In fact, recycling is something that should be promoted and encouraged in your classroom all year round! See below for three recycling tips that as a teacher or school administrator, you should use to implement good recycling habits in your students:

  1. Create your own classroom recycling system. While you probably already have a recycling bin located near your trash can, we recommend bringing in additional bins so that students can learn how to sort out different recyclable materials.
  2. Encourage students to bring in old or unused items that can be used in the classroom as extra school supplies or art materials.
  3. Designate a day’s lesson to the importance of recycling and more importantly, how to recycle. Especially evident in younger grade levels, students do not recycle because they are unaware of the best practices and why they should. In fact, once they know more about recycling, it’s likely that they will begin to do it on their own without direction!

Here at Nickerson Corporation, we are also heavily committed to engaging in environmentally friendly business practices and make it a priority to work with manufacturers who share similar values. To keep up with our green efforts, we offer products that are durable (to minimize waste), made from easily replicable parts (to eliminate the need to completely replace such products), and manufactured in a way that does not emit damaging products into our environment. For more information on how we can help you go green in your classroom, please give us a call at (631) 666-0200!