Oakland Technical High School

January 16, 2019

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*Student Blog*

The event started with everyone meeting at the education center. Everyone talked to people they hadn’t met before and introduced themselves to others. Everyone then sat down for a quick introduction. They briefly went over what we were going to do and what the event was about. After this, the coordinators broke everyone up into two separate groups. Some people went on a tour of the facility while others stayed in the building to watch a movie about the effects of plastic straws another waste...

January 16, 2019

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*Student Blog* 

When we arrived we all gathered and put on safety vests along with goggles and hard hats. Once everyone had their safety materials on we walked over to a trash pit where trucks delivered and separated trash. We learned that the pit was separated, one side was a commercial waste while one side was...

January 16, 2019

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*Student Blog*

On Saturday at the Davis Street Transfer Station, we started our day by watching the optional “Straws” documentary. The documentary revealed to us the impact of the tiny plastic straws when used on the scale that we use them. The millions of straws we use on a daily basis invade environments and destroy the habitats of many different types of animals. The so-called “poster child” of the plan to take plastic out of restaurants and stores was a sea turtle that got a straw stuck...

November 19, 2018

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Student Blog 

For the campus brute survey, we received a map with the location of all our sorting systems. The purpose of the brute survey was to check on our bins and observe what needed to be changed or kept at each station. The brute survey helped us understand what stations needed more recycling, landfill, and...