Recycling aluminum and plastic, club also recruits new members

Michael Haynes, 12, collects recyclables  on Sept, 9 to be sent to International papers.  Recycling Club collected more than five tons last year. Photo by E. Steenbock

Michael Haynes, 12, collects recyclables on Sept, 9 to be sent to International papers. Recycling Club collected more than five tons last year. Photo by E. Steenbock

by Brandon Rimer

The recycling club started collecting two new items, plastic bottles and aluminum cans, this year. Michael Haynes, 12, wanted to do something helpful for the community by joining recycling club his senior year.

“I wanted to make a difference, and this is my last year at MSHS,” Haynes said.

“If it’s paper and it tears, put it in the bin!” is the recycling club’s motto.

International Papers recycles corrugated cardboard, chip board, office paper, newspaper, magazines, direct mail’, phone books, plastic bottles and aluminum cans. In order to avoid fees for the service, the club must recycle five tons by the end of the school year.

“Helping the environment and not throwing away renewable resources is essential for members of our club,” Aaron Schmidt, 12, said.

The first official Recycling Club meeting is in Room J112 on Sept. 13.