Student members of the Green Team at Western Avenue Elementary School weigh plastic they collected, converting the weight to represent a number of plastic bags. (Provided photo)
Four years ago, a group of students at Western Avenue Elementary School in Flossmoor came together as the Green Team. In January, the group conducted its fourth Plastic Bag Drive at the elementary school.
The fourth- and fifth-grade students know plastic film is recyclable but should not be placed in their curbside bins at home. When plastic bags and film are thrown in with normal recycling . . .
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