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Springfield is hosting " Trash or Treat " to teach kids about recycling.

The city of Springfield , Mo., and its environmental services is hosting a “Trash or Treat” event to teach kids more about recycling and taking care of the earth. The event will feature stations where kids can decide whether something is “trash” or a “treat,” meaning recyclable. Kids will visit different stations during the event that combines the Halloween tradition with recycling education. At each station, a child will decide if something is “trash” or a “treat,” which would mean recyclable in this situation. After deciding, kids will be given a treat before heading to the next station. Of course, with every question that they answer as they make their way around, each of the bins will have a question trash or treat, and then give them a treat on their way out as they make their way around the bins,” said Laurie Davis, Education Outreach Coordinator for Environmental Services. This event is to have fun and educate the community on how to recycle, especially as the holidays approach, since those produce more waste. We want to remind people to be thoughtful about their holiday adventures, and to think before you throw, and if there are things that you’re using for the holidays that could potentially be either repurposed or reused, or recycled, to use those opportunities and to keep things out of our landfill,” said Davis. Davis says there are many things you can recycle that you might not think about, such as pizza boxes, holiday decor like corn stalks and haybales, and even some candy wrappers. “So lots of different things that we want to just get people to be thinking about. Have a look at it carefully. And if it could go into the recycling bin, let’s get it there,” said Davis. Davis says that their goal is to teach people to preserve space in landfills. https://www.waste360.com/recycling/springfield-mo-teaches-kids-about-recycling-trash-or-treat-event

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    • zelda ninga

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      Kids need to know the affects of climate change at a tender age in order to know why they need to recycle. As they grow they Wil learn to appreciate nature.

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      • Jane Wangui

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        Smart move to incorporate this during the Halloween season.Kids will embrace the awareness more.They are the future and they need to learn as early as now.

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        • Ann Nyambura

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          Kudos to the city of Springfield for this engaging and informative initiative.

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          • Grace Njeri

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            Globally children need education to handle climate issue for a sustainable future.

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            • CHRIS NGATIA

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              This is great of Springfield city .. Educating the children on matters partaining recycling which is a very essential part in fighting climate crisis ... Kudos 👍

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              • johnte ndeto

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                This is so amazing that kids can now be taken through ethical behaviours and creating awareness towards climate change

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                • Videlis Eddie

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                  amazing.. engaging kids in ecofriendly activities from a young age will definitely impact self discipline and responsibility to take care of the environment making the

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                  • Edwin wangombe

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                    This is a noble thing to do... Keep it up

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                    • George Kariuki

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                      Recycling, reusing, and repurposing are all great ways to reduce our holiday waste.

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                      • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                        This great to teach our future generations on how to take care of our mother nature

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                        • Rotich Kim

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                          Great innovation city of Springfield education is the key and knowledge is power thro this education our kids we learn how to keep our environment clean and reduce emissions

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                          • walter lungayi

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                            This is a great initiative by the city of Springfield to educate kids about recycling through a fun Halloween-themed event. It's important to teach children from a young age about the importance of taking care of the earth and reducing waste. By combining the concept of "trash or treat," kids will not only have fun but also learn to make sustainable choices. It's commendable that the event is also focusing on recycling during the holiday season when waste tends to increase. Overall, this event seems like a creative and effective way to promote recycling in the community.

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                            • George Kariuki

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                              I hope that other communities will follow Springfield's lead and host similar events.

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                              • mercy nduta

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                                @george_kariuki Such events should be emulated.

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