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Eco-friendly technology

Look around. Paper is everywhere.

It’s in the form of store receipts, school assignments, to-do lists and even straw wrappers. According to the Ecology Global Network, nearly 4 billion trees are cut down each year for paper worldwide. At the end of the day, only a small percentage of the paper gets recycled.

Humans are the only solution to this problem. If students reduce their paper usage, it would greatly decrease the need for deforestation and the burning of waste.

Once the students enroll in high school, or even as early as junior high, they would receive an iPad and the necessary tools (such as a stylus) to use throughout the rest of their secondary schooling. The iPads would be returned once they graduated and reassigned to the next class.

This plan would significantly reduce the need for paper in classrooms. Teachers would be able to upload resources and materials that are required to complete the assignment. These iPads will give responsibility for the students. Since it technically belongs to the school, it calls for extra care and attention. If the iPads are damaged, it would be considered a fine for the student.

Crystal Ha


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