Ren and I are planning to change the appearance of the recycling bins in the science center by continuing the project proposed by a previous student. The new bins will be made out of recycled material and will be clearly marked, unlike the current lame blue plastic bins clogging our halls. We will be making them with the help of a select few sweet people in the art department. However, our first step is to meet with a long list of people to be sure the bins are allowed to enter the premises. We believe the new bins will make recycling more efficient and fun for the students, as well as maybe leading to other local schools using the bin design.
Wish us luck. . . . .
Lauren and I have decided to continue the proposed recycling project from a previous student. Our first step will be to contact a list of people to find out if our project is feasible. In the next week, we are planning on talking to:
-Building and Grounds
-Housekeeping in the science center
-Sean Kinghorn, the sustainability coordinator
-Delaware Fire Department
-Head of the Art Department – Jim Krehbiel
After we get the green light from our contacts we will move onto step two which will be finding a way to fund the cost of an extra large mixer that we will need for make the recycling bins which will be made out of recycled material.
Lauren and I talked with Sean Kinghorn about our project, and he was definitely on board with the proposal. I spoke with “fireguy” and the materials (or if we decide to use cardboard) we want to use for our recycle bins pose no fire hazard. We are awaiting a response from the art department so we can make sure they are still interested in the project. After we meet with the art department, we will work on finding a mixer big enough for making the bins and a way to fund the cost. We have looked into other designs and materials that could serve as alternatives for the bins. If anyone has any other ideas, let us know!