Disassembling a piece of classroom equipment can be an enjoyable hands-on activity that introduces students to essential tools and best practices for recycling.
Look for symbols on the part that indicate the type of plastic, then sort according to your community's recycling program. Sorting machines rely on these symbols to stream materials accurately. If you don't see a mark on a plastic part, assume it's not recyclable.
Please note: We are implementing symbols on new parts going forward, so it’s possible you may not see a symbol on our plastic component. Please contact us for guidance before throwing it away.
A recent study revealed that only 7% of the 276 million metric tonnes of plastic being produced annually is recycled. Thank you for doing your part to recycle as much plastic as possible!
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Be sure to disassemble any components that are attached to the metal pieces, like plastic chart hooks, or whiteboards.