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How to effectively recycle

How to effectively recycle

Audrey Berns, video editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Top Stories, Video

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Ways to be environmentally friendly

Ways to be environmentally friendly

Lydia Cohen, web staff

October 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Students file into room SC 106 each day with the hopes of doing the little bit they can to help improve KHS’ impact upon the Earth. In the environmental sustainability class, students attempt to reduce trash, waste and the carbon footprint left by the school. “[Being environmentally friendly] is impor...

Growing alternative recycling methods

Growing alternative recycling methods

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under In Depth, News

Every week, families around Kirkwood roll their green recycling bins out to the curb. Every week those recyclables are loaded onto a plane and flown across the world to China where they’re processed. As China raised its restrictions on the contamination level of recyclables, Kirkwood’s recycling services...

Chinese regulations impact American recycling

Chinese regulations impact American recycling

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Your shirt. Your shoes. Your phone. Chances are, all of these items were made in China. America even relies on China for its recycling needs. But that is about to change. According to David Biderman, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) executive director, America exports about one third of its recycling, and most of that goes to China because America d...

Recycled emotions

Recycled emotions

Madelyn Rehkop, artist

September 20, 2018


Filed under Art

When the City of Kirkwood decided it may end curbside recycling, a series of mixed emotions spread throughout the community. This editorial cartoon displays how residents reacted to the cancellation of curbside recycling services. The emotions on the picture represent how people felt shocked, angry,...

Recycling trivia

Recycling trivia

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

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Don’t kick recycling to the curb

Don’t kick recycling to the curb

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Once a week, a student rolls his green recycling bin to the curb, not giving it a second thought as he walks back inside. 85 percent (212/250) of KHS students said they use Kirkwood’s curbside recycling program, and thanks to the reversal of the decision to remove it, they won’t have to get used to a new weekly routine for another six to 12 months. Since this summer, Kirkw...

Kirkwood reverses its decision to suspend curbside recycling

Kirkwood reverses its decision to suspend curbside recycling

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The City of Kirkwood announced it was reversing its decision to end curbside recycling on Sept. 6.   The recycling program was in danger of ending in late October due to Resource Management, the city’s recycling processor, hiking up their prices per ton of recyclables. Starting in October, Resource Management will charge $35 per ton instead of $15 per ton. In a statement to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Bill Bensing, public service...

20 places you can recycle within 20 minutes of St. Louis County

20 places you can recycle within 20 minutes of St. Louis County

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under In Depth

With China placing new restrictions on recycling imports from the United States, Kirkwood has announced its curbside recycling might soon be suspended  Oct. 22. 85 percent (212/250) of Kirkwood students and their families use the city’s curbside recycling services. For those who wish to continue recycling in spite of recent events, here are 20 places that accept recycling within 20 minutes of St. Louis County. ...

Trash can’t

Trash can’t

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Some would say the “recycling bin” of KHS seems to be half full. I would ask, is the recycling even being recycled? On a dreary Monday night this January, a custodian in the history building openly dumped the contents of the little blue recycling bin into the gray landfill on wheels. She said...

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