For years, he and colleague John Griffin have recycled plastic water bottles to support a school garden. After the WFC sorting began in the lunchroom, his students, Lila Byrne and Natalie MacDonald, added this amazing turtle to the sorting station to help call attention to the animals that are effected as a consequence of our actions.
Rye Middle School launched the We Future Cycle sorting program in their lunchroom on October 29, 2019. Sorting is now the new normal for these students.
The results of the first week were amazing: out of a total of 725 pounds of total waste coming out of the lunchroom, 700 pounds was diverted into recyclable and compostable streams. They realized a 97% reduction in the amount of trash produced!
After 4 months, We Future Cycle conducted an audit of the RMS lunchroom and the results have been consistent…RMS realizes a 97% daily reduction in the amount of trash produced! Great job RMS!!
Rye Middle School Science teacher John Borchert has been a steady supporter of WFC’s recycling efforts. Thank you!
The girls created the turtle’s interior out of plastic bags covered by homemade paper cache and made the shell out of water bottle caps. They even added a great fact sheet: “Problems Facing Turtles Today and How You Can Help”. Fantastic job girls!!!