Students’ litter analysis leads to school change

by Jeff Kirschner

No more straws.

Fifth grade students picked up 1,247 pieces of litter across their campus After looking through the data, they learned that the most common type of litter was the plastic straw wrappers from their own cafeteria. So the students asked their principal,

“Why are we still buying straws?”

And they stopped. A simple solution that benefited both their environment and their economics.