Blue bin watch
Posted Friday, May 24, 2013
The Loveland High School (LHS) students in Tracy Burge’s environmental science class have a new game plan for reducing waste at Tiger sporting events: blue bins.
“We have placed blue bins for recycling next to all the trash bins,” said Griffin Weinberg, LHS environmental science student. “Our class hopes to duplicate what we have done in the cafeteria and reduce the amount of waste up at the field.”
Burge’s class worked to achieve a zero-waste designation in the LHS cafeteria, reducing trash from 60 bags down to two bags of trash for 1,500 students daily through recycling and composting. The students have prepared 28 blue recycling bins to distribute at the stadium and the baseball field for use during all spring, summer and fall sports.
“Our goal is to get the word out to all of the fans and players in an effort to increase awareness of the recycling program,” said Weinberg.
“My hope is that all Tiger fans support this initiative,” said Chris Kloesz, LHS principal. “Our district has seen first-hand the difference this class has made in reducing waste from the cafeteria; I would encourage the entire Tiger community to cheer these students on in the sports recycling program. Together, we can make a difference to benefit the environment.”