Plastic - made to last forever, designed to throw away
ROANOKE, VA (April 24th, 2013)— To help North Cross School celebrate Earth Day and demonstrate plastics’ permanence in our world, internationally-known Dr. H. Bruce Rinker led a hands-on team experience, then spoke to middle and upper school students about the significant global impact of water-borne plastics.
Early Monday morning, Rinker led a group of students in a North Cross community clean-up of plastics and pollution from Tinker Creek. Working in a small area, the 20 students
worked on the shore and in the water. They removed twenty bags filled with garbage and recyclables, several tires, two bicycles, and a lawn chair. Students reported that the morning was a lot of work, a lot of fun, and worth the effort. Freshman Campbell Lake said, "After working in the river and picking up all that garbage, I promised I would pick up plastic
bottles when I saw them. This morning, it was easy to see what Dr. Rinker means when he talks about just how much plastic finds its way into our water!"
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