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Sixth through eighth grades.

In Recycling We Trust

School: 
Southwest Livingston
Teacher Name: 
Marj Locker
Class: 
Seventh grade art
School District: 
Southwest Livingston Country R-1
Number of Participants: 
14

 The trash can is an Eagle made with real feathers, paper mache, acrylic paint and construction paper.  The front of the Eagle has red, white and blue letters that say "In Recycling We Trust." The No More Trash logo is found on the back and tail feathers.  The White feathers on the head are turkey feathers and the wings are made out of goose feathers from geese hunted in season by one of the students. It is a touchable trash can that attracts a lot of attention!

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Robots Don't Litter

School: 
Harrisonville Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Laura Frees
Class: 
6th grade HATS
School District: 
Harrisonville/Cass R-IX
Number of Participants: 
16

The gifted class of 6th graders created a recycling robot out of recyclable materials. They all brought in items from home that would have ended up in a trash can or as litter: bottles, foil, paper, boxes, pop tabs, etc. Each student contributed to Fran's design and construction. Her belly opens up to reveal space for recyclables. She is on display in the front foyer of our middle school, encouraging everyone to use her for disposal or recycling. "Be more like Fran and put trash in a can!" "Something to consider, robots don't litter." NoMOre Trash!

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Power Up Your Clean Up

School: 
Blair Oaks Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Amanda Walker
Class: 
Middle School Art Club
School District: 
Blair Oaks R-2
Number of Participants: 
8

From Blair Oaks Middle School Art club:
I, Mrs. Amanda Walker, sponsor the art club. There were eight club members that worked on this trash can contest. Seven of those members were in 7th grade, and one is in 8th grade.

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Saving Streams by Keeping It Clean!

School: 
Festus Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Valerie Walker
Class: 
8th grade art
School District: 
Festus R-VI
Number of Participants: 
60

Our school and community have been re-purposing plastic lids for colorful mural projects. The cans fit together to make one large mural, but still usable, trash can display. The front shows a glorious sunset over a riverbank, while the back shows glorious scenery like colorful trees and crop fields by the stream. Additionally, students had the challenge of working their design on a curved surface, making us extra proud of our end product: Saving Streams by Keeping it Clean!

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Let's Flap Above Litter

School: 
North Nodaway R-VI
Teacher Name: 
Gretchen Wehmeyer
Class: 
Seventh Grade
School District: 
North Nodaway R-VI
Number of Participants: 
3

Three of the seventh grade class chose to take part in this contest. They decided to spin their design off of Flappy Bird since it is a popular game that many of their schoolmates play, and would be likely to help make their message have a lasting impact.

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Chew the Trash Out

School: 
Neelyville R-IV
Teacher Name: 
Lisa French
Class: 
Jr. High Art
School District: 
Neelyville RIV
Number of Participants: 
5

The students did a paper mache tiger, on a trash can. The trash can has a pedal on the bottom, when pushed the tiger mouth opens to chew the trash. The students also used a wood burner to create a wooden No MOre Trash logo.

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Shoot for a Cleaner World

School: 
School of the Osage Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Karen Blevins
Class: 
GATES
School District: 
School of the Osage
Number of Participants: 
9

The inspiration of the trash can was March Madness. People get excited over a month of college basketball, so we were banking on people getting excited about making the world a cleaner place. We thought turning the trash can into an actual basketball hoop would appeal to the younger generation. Our entry will be placed outside the doors of the large gymnasium in our middle school. We felt this location was appropriate to encourage younger athletes and spectators to dispose of their trash in a fun way.

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Knock Out Trash!

School: 
Zalma R-V
Teacher Name: 
Erin Shelby
Class: 
Seventh Grade Art
School District: 
Zalma R-V
Number of Participants: 
20

A large trash can was transformed into a large boxing glove. We used materials such as old boxes, old newspapers, and art room left-overs to stuff the glove. We also used a trash bag, glitter, and bulletin board paper. We put the slogan, "Knock Out Trash" on the front.

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Don't Be Despicable, Make Earth Livable!

School: 
St. Elizabeth R-IV
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Voss
Class: 
Jr. High
School District: 
St. Elizabeth R-IV
Number of Participants: 
21

Students chose to create a minion from the "Despicable Me" movies for the No MOre Trash contest based on the shape of the trash can. Once their decision was made, the brainstormed and decided to make a cleaning minion, "Jerry". Their slogan is "don't be despicable, make Earth livable". The minion is currently on display in our elementary building (the kids love it) and will be used to collect soda tabs. To create the minion, students began by spray painting the trash can bright yellow. Once finished, measurements were taken to create the dress from a trash bag and doilies.

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Recycling Isn't a Game

School: 
Winfield Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Miss Kirwan
Class: 
Middle School L.E.A.P. Gifted Class
School District: 
Winfield R-IV School District
Number of Participants: 
7

The Winfield Middle School L.E.A.P. Gifted Education class designed their No MOre Trash can with the theme "Recycling Isn't a Game". They trasformed a trash can into a recycling bin by turning it into a pipe straight out of Super Mario Brothers game. Our receycling bin is modeled after the pipe that houses the Pirahna plants. Our hero, Mario, is standing next to the bin and telling us, "Recycling Isn't a Game."

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