Ronald McDonald teaches children about ‘Three R’s of Recycling’

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Ronald McDonald takes time after his presentation about the importance of recycling to take a picture, and create a memory, with participants, at the Cassville Branch Library Thursday. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Ronald McDonald used several entertaining props, including a recycle rap from Ralph the Rat, to teach children about recycling.

Ronald McDonald enjoyed taking pictures with several of his audience at the Cassville Branch Library Thursday, where he gave a presentation on recycling. Here, he poses with Michele Betts, and her mother, Carolyn Betts. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Ronald McDonald used several entertaining props, including a recycle rap from Ralph the Rat, to teach children about recycling, including practical ways to conserve resources and reduce trash. Examples included turning off lights when leaving a room, not leaving water running while brushing teeth, and using a bicycle for transportation whenever possible instead of a vehicle. He told children, “By using the Three R’s (recycle, reduce, reuse), we can make trash disappear; recycle today for a better tomorrow; and look for and buy items with the recycle symbol to fully complete the cycle. Over the weekend, the library reused CDs to make mosaic-patterned flower pots as part of a recycle/upcycling activity. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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