23 Jun

Mongo’s Trash Troubles

Mongo is a happy go lucky character, but sometimes he can be really lazy.  He likes to sleep until late and has a habit of eating!  Sometimes, he forgets to throw away his trash and it all piles up!

One day, Mongo lost one of his stars!  He thought that the evil Pirate Jai-yo Jai-yo Mongo took it, but then he saw a flash from under a pile of garbage in Mongo’s house.

So he knew the star was lost under Mongo’s pile of garbage, so Mongo started digging.  He threw wrappers, fruit peels, cans, bottles, all over the room and finally he saw the missing star.  He was so happy to find his star again, but the star was not happy with Mongo.

He got lost in Mongo’s garbage on his way to the bathroom, and couldn’t find his way out.  He had to pee really bad!

So Mongo quickly got him to the bathroom, and after he was through, the star showed Mongo 3 bins.  One was a black bin for trash, one bin was blue for recycling, and one bin was green for compost.  He told Mongo that he would help him sort all of this garbage and put it in the right bins so he can have a clean house again!

So they started off by looking at all organic things like apples cores, orange peels, banana peels, and put them in the green compost bin.  Since these things are organic, they can go back into the earth after they have been composted.

Next they looked at the cans, bottles, and paper items.  The star found a can of soda and looked at Mongo disapprovingly.  Mongo knew that soda was bad for him but he was just so tempted by the fizzy bubbles.  Mongo agreed not to drink any more soda and drink more water instead.  Mongo also had lots of notebook paper in there, where he was making some doodles.  They took all of these and put them in the blue recycle bin.

By the time they were through, they saw that the house was almost clean!  Only a cardboard juicebox and some batteries remained that they threw in the black trash bin.

Wow, now that wasn’t so bad now was it!  Now Mongo and the star looked at the room with glee as it was so clean!  Mongo loved learning about recycling, and to keep reminding himself, he played the fun game, Trash Chaos, on his iPad!  You can also learn to recycle by downloading this game here.

 

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