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Moscow Kindergartener Gets School to Expand Recycling Program

Tanner Corkins, a kindergartener at Moscow (Pa.) Elementary Center, was upset that no one recycled at his school and decided to bring it to the school’s attention.

In a letter addressed to his teacher and principal, Tanner requested that the school start recycling paper. His request was granted, and now the school recycles paper and soft-covered books in addition to other items.

The school also took its efforts a step further by entering a contest that challenged the students and school to evaluate how they dispose of garbage.

The Times-Tribune has the details:

It bothered kindergartner Tanner Corkins that no one recycled at his school, Moscow Elementary Center.

With his mom’s help, the 6-year-old boy wrote a letter to his teacher, Amy Smith, and principal, Jeff Hatala, asking that his school start recycling paper.

“Tanner’s letter touched my heart,” said Mr. Hatala. “It’s refreshing to see a kindergarten student bring that to our attention.”

The school was recycling to a certain extent, Mr. Hatala said, but after Tanner’s letter, Moscow Elementary now makes sure paper and soft-covered books avoid the landfill.

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