Eastmont Middle School is akin to Canyons School District’s poster child for Utah’s premiere “America Recycles Day” event. Eastmont’s faculty and staff last week received a free dinner, as well as reusable water bottles, for recycling more than 1 ton of paper products in 14 days of Canyons School District’s “Reduce Your Waste” contest.
In spring 2013, recycling bins were placed in all Canyons District schools to assist in end-of-year cleaning. A contest ensued to reward the school that contributed the most to the recycling effort counted in pounds. Eastmont won by recycling 2,263 pounds of paper.
The District total was nearly 9 tons 17,501 pounds, to be exact of recycled materials. That’s great news for Canyons District schools, and even better news for the environment. For every ton of paper recycled, our community saves 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 4,100 kilowatts of energy, and 60 pounds of air pollution.
To learn more about how you, your school or business can recycle, check out the “America Recycles Day” Recycling Exhibition Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at the South Towne Expo Center. The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., is sponsored by the Recycling Coalition of Utah. It is free and open to the public.