Okay, it wasn’t actually in the trash can, my mother keeps stressing. (It was in the recycling bin.) But to me, it’s all about the same because they were throwing them away. Or shredding them up.
So, look what I found behind the local elementary school in the recycling bin!!
Boxes and boxes of books! There were about 15 to 20 of the same book in each box because they were most certainly for the entire class to read. EXCELLENT books— holiday ones, all different levels.
My mother demanded I wait until dark, so I did. I drove up to the school, stood on my car and jumped into the trash bin. (RECYCLING bin.) I threw out broken down cardboard and crawled around to the very bottom grabbing one from each of every box of books. I came out with one lovely full box of books! I was so happy I almost cried.
The next day my sister arrived and we walked back up to the school around twilight. She was just as excited as I was! She wanted to pull out the rest and donate them to the library. By the next day, however, tons of heavy broken down boxes had been loaded on top and it had rained.
We gave up too easily. I wish now, I had jumped up there anyway—just for her, you know? She was so darn excited.
I like to think the rest of those books may be shredded and broken down and made into books again. BUT I rescued an entire box before they became new books. And they will be loved and read and read and loved. 🙂
- Campus recycling program inconsistent (thevantage.net)
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- How Recycling Bias Affects What You Toss Where (wnyc.org)
- Where’s the trash bin in Indonesia? Anywhere (liveinindonesia.com)
- Musings On Why the People Behind Recycling are Dumbshits (alittletoomuchchris.wordpress.com)