West Riverside students win recycling contest

West Riverside students win recycling contest

Ms. Baron’s 5th grade dual language class at West Riverside Elementary recently won a recycling contest sponsored by T-Mobile and the Jacksonville Zoo. The students collected 76 devices, which included both old cell phones and tablets.

According to the Zoo, “Coltan is a mineral ore used in the production of small electronics, but mining for this destroys the habitats of critically-endangered gorillas and other wildlife. Coltan is found in great quantity in the Congo, and the U.N. has reported that in the past five years the eastern lowland gorilla population in the Congo has declined 90%. Recycling your cell phones helps save these animals by reducing the demand for Coltan and providing funds for conservation!”

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...