Beatrice Middle School social studies teacher Mike Policky, of Beatrice, Neb., and his students are committed to recycling. Policky bought 16 big blue recycling barrels with the help of a $1,500 grant that requires a weigh measurement of how much paper the school recycled during the first six months. "When you start giving the students numbers, they see that they are making a difference, and what we are doing is important," said Policky, whose students last month recycled 955 pounds of paper.

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