Closing the Loop on Pencils

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St. Joseph’s grade 4/5’s did an incredible job presenting their findings as to just how much raw materials, energy, transportation and waste goes into the making of a simple pencil. From the extraction of wood, metals, and latex to the realization that there’s not much we can do once the pencil is too short, the relatively simple pencil becomes much more than the sum of its parts: it’s a complex, complicated item… much like jeans, soccar balls, and pop cans.