Thursday, August 24, 2017

Swop Shop

Hey everybody, Down here in South Africa we were at the Mosaic community center to see how the swap shop works. Throughout the week, kids collect recyclable objects around Wellington. Every other week the dump truck comes by the community center and collects all the recyclable object that the kids collected. They divide the recyclables into 4 categories: glass, plastic, paper, and can. they earn points depending on what they bring and how much it ways. we take the number on the scale and multiply it by the specific number according to category: glass x1, Plastic x3, paper x3, and can x3. then they take the sum of the products and round it to the nearest five, then they go into the store and exchange points for materials. I liked how the kids were earning things they need or want to survive, and they are cleaning up the environment.


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