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10 Years of Pollution

2017, Milliken, Colorado, USA

Kristopher Anaya, Thomas Blake, Dalton YostColorado student action project
Roosevelt High School, Milliken, Colorado

This proposal involved reducing the use of plastic bags by promoting the use of reusable bags and making the community more aware of recycling them as well. The decomposition process of plastic bags takes more than 10 years which adds an unnecessary volume to the landfills.  The team ordered 2000 reusable bags to hand out to students and staff at Roosevelt High School and the community.  In addition,
the team redesigned the plastic bag recycling box at our local grocery store to make the box stand out to plastic bags consumers.  This project has increased the use of reusable Colorado student action project grocery bags in the community while decreasing plastic in the local landfill.