Making Haste With Waste- Photo Story

A students waste prior to the separation of the products.
photo by Andrina Alvarez

The APES organization held a waste project to open student’s eyes about how much trash they throw away each day. No one really notices the impact of recycling. These students collected their trash for a week and then separated their collection in the courtyard. Students weighed their total waste trash bag, then separated recyclable, metals and trash. After separating the products the they weighed their total class averages of each product. The benefit of this project was to make students realize the impact of recycling if they really looked at the items thrown away and disposed of them properly.

 

 

Kyle Aquiertas’ collection.
photo by Andrina Alvarez
The amount of trash collected was an enormous amount.
photo by Andrina Alvarez
Students measure the total amount of trash they collected throughout the days prior to separating and distinguishing between the recyclable.
photo by Andrina Alvarez
Some students’ collection of waste totaled up to 3 or 4 pounds!
photo by Andrina Alvarez
If the plastic product did not have a recyclable symbol on it, then it was considered trash.
photo by Andrina Alvarez
The items found in the students’ trash bags where interesting.
photo by Andrina Alvarez
The students distinguish whether their waste is trash, metal, or recyclable.
photo by Andrina Alvarez
The class total of trash collected was 12 pounds.
photo by Andrina Alvarez
The recyclable total was shockingly low.
photo by Andrina Alvarez

 

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About alvarez andrina

My name is Andrina, i am a sophomore and a photographer for Macarthur digital journalism. I enjoy capturing everything in a photo. Besides doing this, i am an orchestra student. I want to become a professional photographer in the future.

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