Students are responding enthusiastically to a special presentation about managing garbage.
Solid waste specialist Brandi Schnell of the Lorain County Solid Waste Department in Elyria made four presentations to Prospect Elementary third-graders that have them thinking about the three Rs — reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Schnell showed students different items including natural resources such as the ore aluminum foil is extracted from, iron ore that creates steel, and sandstone that creates glass. She also told kids about items that might eventually end up in landfills, including wrapping on packaged food or wrapping around plastic flying discs.
At the end of Schnell’s lesson, students flooded her with questions.
Since then, the thrid-graders have become careful monitors of waste.