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6TH CLASS “TREE CONSUMPTION” “FOTIS PITTAS” PRIMARY SCHOOL, DASOS ACHNAS CYPRUS


The problem ... Don’t close your nose …. Open your eyes!!


How many of these things could be recycled;


Here are some of them!!  Glass  Plastic  Paper  Batteries  Aluminium http://www.resource.nsw.gov.au/murfy/murfy.htm


The solution ‌

All these materials can be reused with recycle.

Recycling is processing used materials (waste) into new, useful products.


Why recycling;  Save resources and raw materials  Save energy  Protect the environment  Reduce waste  Positive contribution to the purchasing power of citizens


Raw Materials  Paper, glass, and metal are manmade goods. In order to produce these goods, we use raw materials which can be found in our natural environment.  Paper is made from tree trunks.  Glass is made from sand, lime and soda.  Aluminum is made from bauxite ore.  By recycling, we reduce the unnecessary waste of paper, glass and metal which can be harmful to our environment.  Therefore we save some of that raw materials.


Reduce Paper Use  At school, we primarily use paper.  We use books, booklets, brochures, paper to paint, and cardboards.  To raise awareness among our school peers to reduce and recycle paper, we decided to do a survey to find out how much paper we consume every day at school.


 For this reason, we prepared a checklist and asked from each class to record the amount of paper use every day as well as the number of notebook pages they use.  Additionally, we asked from the our school secretary to record how many cardboards and A3 papers used in a week.  After a week, we found for each class how much paper it uses.


Average for a week Sheets Α4 Notebook Sheets Α5

1ST CLASS

2ND CLASS

3RD CLASS

4TH CLASS

5TH CLASS

6TH CLASS

SCHOOL

510

140

210

300

250

155

180

170 (85 Α4)

210 (105 Α4)

320 300 380 470 (160Α4) (150 Α4) (185Α4) (235 Α4)

Thick paper Α4

250 (500 Α4)

Sheets Α3

250 (500 Α4)

TOTAL

595 3.21kg

500A4=2.7kg

245 1.32kg

370 1.99kg

450 2.43kg

435 3.34kg

390 2.1kg

1180 6.37kg

For 59kg of paper we need 1 tree


Sheets for a week 1200 1000 800 600 Sheets for a week 400 200

0 1st class

2nd class

3rd class

4th class

5th class

6th school class


Each school year has 38 working weeks. CLASS

1 WEEK

38 WEEKS

TREES

1ST

3.21kg

121.98kg

2.06

2nd

1.32kg

50.16kg

0.85

3rd

1.99kg

75.62kg

1.28

4th

2.43kg

92.34kg

1.56

5th

3.34kg

126.92kg

2.15

6th

2.1kg

79.8kg

1.35

School

6.37kg

242.06kg

4.10

13.35


Tree consumption for our school

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

School


Think...  For 1 school year we need 13.35 trees!

 But …a pine tree needs

30 years to grow!


What can we do?  We can use the copy machine wisely no more extra copies.  When we print or do copies, we can use both sides of the paper.  We can use more often the class board and our notebooks.  We can actively participate in recycling programs in our school and local area.


Let's not forget ... recycling is the second best solution.

Reduce Paper Use is the BEST solution !!


RECYCLE NOW