written by Kiorra, Ryder, Daemyn and Nayeli
The Grade 3s are part of the environment club. Every week we go to different classrooms and pick up their recycling. We empty out the juice boxes and cups and bag up all of the recycling. We went to see where all of the recycling goes. It goes to Cornerstone.
There was a glass crusher. They had to wear a leather jacket, gloves and goggles to protect them from the glass. When we went into a room, we saw them fold paper and put it into a giant box. The forklift moves the giant boxes. There was a cardboard crusher, too. They also had a meeting room and it even had a Wii! Garisen's Mom works at Cornerstone. We got to see her on our visit. We saw recycled bales. They are made of recycled materials. Recycled materials are used to make other things like shirts, fishing buoys and new bottles.
Recycling is really important. We don't want our country to turn into a wasteland. We need to take care of our Earth. It was a fun trip!