Manila students learn about recycling

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Manila elementary students got a lesson in recycling while enjoying a magic show on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Magician shows the magic of recycling.

The magic event was sponsored by the Mississippi County Regional Solid Waste Management District. An education grant was used to bring the magic show to area schools including Manila, Blytheville, Gosnell, Armorel, Wilson and Osceola on Feb. 11-15.

The show taught the students how, why, and what to recycle.

Magician Greg Allen told the students how new paper is made from old paper and other how other items such as glass bottles are recycled. He also gave the students information on how recycling paper can save the trees and keep the landfills from running out of space for all of the trash thrown out.

A little magic got their attention and several students were called on to participate in a recycling skit.

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