Paper Gator

Paper Gator

THE PAPER GATOR IS BACK! But we have to wait a month because they took it when construction began and also because, “we didn’t reach the quota of filling it once every month,” says Mr. Mast the Chemistry and Environmental Science teacher. The reason we have to fill it up every month is because they make some money from this, and they give us some of that money although Mr. Mast does not know how much they give us. He also says that we already have 2 full bins of paper ready for this Paper Gator to come.
This will be a positive thing for all of us because I know people have a lot of paper that they either don’t use or don’t need anymore and it would be best if they recycled that paper instead of throwing it away. It would be awesome to finally do something about that paper because I see teachers having recycling bins that are always almost full every day but I always wondered where they put it when they emptied it. We can definitely change a lot if we start to recycle those many papers. Although one school recycling this might not change too much but it’s definitely a start to change a lot more.
There are positive things to recycling papers like saving energy, water and landfill space, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. There are recycled fibers from paper is also a sustainable and cost saving resource to make some new paper products. So basically it’s almost being reused which is definitely something that can help. Landfills having some more space is both good and bad in a sense where they can put some more stuff in there but there is more space which means we are throwing away less and less.
Then of course recycling is helpful for the environment but that’s a different article for a different day. This Paper Gator is just one step to helping the environment. I feel Mr. Mast has definitely done something very helpful thanks to him and his thoughts on the environment and the sorry state it is in right now. Now next is a bin for cans.