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Let's Campaign for Recycling!

Students create recycling campaign posters
Students create recycling campaign posters

With the upcoming presidential election and America Recycles Day (Nov. 15), a patriotic slant on recycling is a timely way to engage students. Eighth graders at Henry County Middle School in New Castle, Ky. learned about recycling as a civic duty during a recent Rumpke Recycling assembly.

The students split into parties to campaign for recycling. But instead of Republicans and Democrats, the students represented natural resources, energy and landfill space, all of which are conserved by recycling. 

The students worked in teams to create posters and develop short speeches using statistics to show how recycling saves trees, landfill space and other resources, and even uses less energy. At the end of the assembly, the students rallied for recycling, showing off their campaign posters and speeches.

Rumpke also has printable activity sheets to help educators and parents supplement environmental education.


For the crossword answer key or other resources, please contact Education Specialist Anne Gray.

America Recycles Day is an initiative by Keep America Beautiful and other partners to motivate and encourage recycling throughout the year.

Written by Rumpke's Corporate Communications Team.

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