Bobbie GottschalkA Cincinnati high school’s waste has been cut dramatically thanks to the teens who have picked up the reins of a nascent recycling program there.

“It’s awesome – it just keeps unfolding and growing,” said the teacher who offered the students a chance to lead. “I had no idea this would blossom and grow the life of its own that it has.”

Loveland High School is now only producing two bags of trash and the goal is to one day be a zero-waste school.

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