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August 2018

Helpful School Collection Tips - Ways to get kids involved and engaged!

Thanks to Blue School in New York City for compiling these awesome tips. So many great ideas for school collections!

The Urgency to Reduce Plastic Waste

Our planet has a population of over 7.5 billion people and as a result we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste per year. This is partly because 99% of the stuff we buy gets binned within 6 months of purchasing - this isn’t including food, human, electronic and medical waste either. 

Spotlight Collector: Elizabeth Wilson in Parker, CO

We asked first-time collector, Elizabeth Wilson, to reflect on the sucess of her collection this Spring in Parker, CO. She shared her inspiration behind holding a collection, and also some excellent tips for organizing toys as you collect! 
 

Bradley Hills Elementary Makes a Difference for Earth Month!!

In celebration of Earth Month, Bradley Hills Elementary School, in Bethesda MD, conducted a collection of gently used plastic toys. According to parent, Sherry Altman, who led the effort, "The collection was very successful, a lot of fun, and meaningful for the children."