All ages join in celebrating first year of local recycling
Local residents celebrated a year of recycling Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton.
The two-hour event was well-attended, and visitors found presentations and activities to meet a wide range of recycling interests for all age levels.
Recycling anniversary demonstrates local interest
HOUGHTON — The first anniversary of cardboard recycling in Houghton County was a great success, according to Joan Chadde, director of the Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education (WUPC).
Hancock middle school students dig through 182 pounds of trash
“Eighth graders decided that they wanted to get help out with this project, go through last night’s garbage and see what kind of products we could put in the recyclables to try to better educate ourselves,” said eighth grade science teacher, Jen Davis.
Students called it the Garbology project.
The event was sponsored by Copper Country Recycling Initiative, Portage Lake District Library, Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, Keweenaw Coop, Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, and the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative.