Every year the Recycling Centre receives a variety of school supplies that can still be used.
Some packages of loose leaf paper and dividers for binders have never been opened.
Other items include new or barely used notebooks, binders and many different kinds of paper. There are some rulers, pencils and pens and even a pencil case or two.
I know from experience that there always seems to be extra things left over at the end of school.
I am glad these items are coming to the Recycling Centre rather than being tossed in the garbage.
Reusing things is more important for the environment than recycling so we are giving these supplies away on Saturday August 11 from 1 – 3 at the Flin Flon Public Library.
Many of the notebooks will look almost new, as we have covered up names and removed the one or two pages that were used.
This isn’t just for school kids. There are things that would be useful at home and office including a large supply of many sizes of three ring binders and barely used file folders.
We need to change the way we think. Everything we have is made from something that comes from the earth. We need to reduce what we take and use it completely.
I also know that children like the new stuff every year. Let’s make caring for the environment ‘more cool’ than getting new stuff.
It is important to leave something for our grandchildren.
It also saves money.
Any leftover school supply items that are dropped off at the Recycling Centre by Thursday August 9 will be included in the giveaway.
For more information call (204) 687-6169.