Existing Recycling efforts:
- Paper: We have been collecting and¬†recycling paper¬†across the campus for the past few¬†years now with a moderate level of success.¬† This year, a¬†Green Team¬†goal is ¬†to¬† improve the effectiveness of our efforts.¬† To do so, we¬†are working with Fundades , a local, non-profit organization that provides recycling services to a number of major corporations in Lima as a way¬†to raise funds for other, ¬†Peru-based, ¬†humanitarian work.¬† Our paper recycling effort will work as follows. Two collection containers for recyclable paper, provided by Fundades, have been located on campus.¬†Paper collection will be¬†conducted on a school-by-school level with¬†class helpers and members of student clubs doing weekly pickups around campus.¬† Fundades will pick up the contents of the containers once a week or when they are full.
- Plastic Bottles: To handle our on-campus recycling of plastic bottles, we are working with Mundo Verde, a Peruvian company that specializes in recycling PET (polyethylene terephthalate) from bottles used by consumers. Mundo Verde has given us¬†special containers which have been¬†placed in strategic sites across the campus to facilitate the collection of¬† plastic bottles. Remember, all plastic bottles must be crushed (yes you can stomp on them!)¬†before being deposited for collection. Mundo Verde will schedule regular¬†pickups.
- Tetrapak Containers: Tetrapak containers,¬† the boxes¬†used¬†for¬†milk, juices and other beverages, ¬†has been recycled at Colegio Roosevelt¬†for some years thanks to the initiative of students in the 8th Grade. Today we have Tetrapack collection boxes located in the Elementary, Middle and High Schools where students, parents, teachers and staff¬†members can bring their Tetrapak containers for recycling.¬† The recycled Tetrapak cartons are used to make Tectan, panel boards¬†similar to chipboard¬†and used in local construction.¬†¬†In Peru, Tectan also is used to make furniture which is donated to low-income schools.
- Batteries: Corporaci√≥n Wong, Motorola Peru and the Peruvian government are working together to¬†keep batteries from¬†being disposed in land fills¬†or other locations where they¬†can come into contact with water, thereby polluting¬†arable land and our underground water supply.¬† This year at Colegio Roosevelt, thanks to¬†a student initiative, we will be taking advantage of this program.¬† To do so, batteries are being collected in¬†administrative offices around campus¬†and then delivered to Wong‚Äôs collection center.
- Technology: Our Colegio Roosevelt Tech Team, a group of administrators responsible for on-campus technology, ¬†has been part of the¬†Hewlett Packard¬†Planet Partners Recycling Program since 2008.¬†Through this program our school¬†safetly recycles both computer equipment and printing supplies.