Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pretty Trashy

I never knew how pretty trash could be. Our home school group toured the recycling plant. It is located in what warehouses are left of the original sugar beet factory--Holly Sugar. 

When they get enough bales of one type of plastic, a semi will take them to another location to be recycled into other reusable items. So really, this isn't trash. What makes it trash is when it ends up in the landfill. 

The kids got to work in the assembly line sorting plastics. They also had a free section that you could browse and take anything you wanted home. I chose some old books including a Bible. I just couldn't handle seeing a Bible in a recycling box.

They also recycle paper, cardboard, glass, computers/electronics, each having its own process.

Grace was the photographer for the day. Here's one from a funky angle. 

We all walked away with more knowledge about the importance of recycling along with a large bag given to use for our recyclables.

I thought these pictures put it into perspective.

It's All Good!



  1. What a nice and interesting adventure you had at the recycling place. Hope your Friday is a good one!

  2. That would have been a very informative tour.

  3. Now that's pretty cool... :)
    Happy New Year!


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