Waterloo students promote recycling


Photo by Kevin Krejci, Flickr

Students at Lowell Elementary School in Waterloo took part in a series of projects to highlight the negative environmental impact of plastic litter.

One project involved collecting 600 old T-shirts and stitching them into reusable grocery bags. The students also wrote a book tracking the journey of a plastic bag as it travels from the grocery store to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The book and bags will be sold at a community event next Saturday. The proceeds will go towards ocean clean-up and marine animal rescue.

Read the WCF Courier’s full article on the students’ efforts here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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