Hutto Middle School sixth grade class develops new recycling solutions

Published 3:25 pm Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Students from Ms. Tiffany Rambo’s sixth grade science class at Hutto Middle School have partnered to tackle a local environmental issue.

Through their research, more than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills each day. However, Bainbridge and surrounding counties no longer recycle plastic due to the decrease in market value. Previously, the students of HMS were used to the yearly recycling of plastic bottles in their science classes, but that did not occur this year. Therefore, the students are working hard to develop several solutions.

Examples include:

Designed a website and created an Instagram account to share research and recycling tips

Designed and published flyers to share throughout the school campus

Constructed a DIY vertical garden utilizing discarded plastic bottles

Organizing a student designed shirt fundraiser where all proceeds will be used to purchase new drinking fountains that will allow students the capability to refill reusable drinking bottles.

The Magnolia STEM Scholars ask for you to join their efforts in saving the environment by decreasing the use of plastic bottles. Remember, recycling is no longer an option.