Southern Champion Tray educates students about paper recycling

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In honor of Earth Day on April 22 and Arbor Day on April 27, Southern Champion Tray donated native tree saplings to students at J.L. Boren Elementary School in Mansfield as part of the Paperboard Packaging Council’s Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees, an educational program that highlights the renewability and sustainability of paper and paperboard packaging.

Employees of Southern Champion Tray led an interactive presentation and discussion with students on how paper is made, why trees are important to earth’s life cycle, and the importance of recycling. Students were encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences with recycling.

Students decorated cartons provided by Southern Champion Tray, which employees filled with soil and the native saplings, creating a carton-and-tree unit. The carton provides protection for the roots and acts as a natural water funnel for the new trees. As the trees grow, the cartons biodegrade and complete the trees into cartons, cartons into trees cycle.

On April 25, a team of 9 SCT employees presented to the entire kindergarten class at J.L. Boren Elementary Schoo. Over 100 students participated in the presentation and expressed concern for our environment and an interest in sustainable products.

“It was really cool that my mommy got to come to my school and teach us how to make cartons,” said Rachel Farrey, daughter of Angela Farrey, customer service representative at SCT.

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