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Letter: Recycle at school sports events

Bird Island,Minnesota 56201
Bird Island Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

When leaving a sporting event this past fall, I walked by a garbage can filled mostly with plastic pop bottles. I was really bothered by this and realized there actually were no containers available to collect the bottles even if you wanted to recycle.

Being a statistician for the BOLD wrestling program, I visited over two dozen schools and observed that other than BOLD, only one other school provided recycling.

I think most people today are interested in recycling and understand the benefits of recycling. So why are containers not available at all sporting events or any event selling bottled beverages?

By recycling the bottles you save the school money in waste disposal costs, you reduce plastic from the landfill and you contribute to a healthier environment.

Morghan Mitchell

Bird Island