Kids to Know take trash to task

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - CHAMPAIGN -- These Kids to know want to get rid of plastic bags in town and they're not stopping until it happens. They call themselves the Six Musketeers.

These 6th graders from Next Generation School are on a First Lego League Team. The challenge this year is figuring out a way to reduce trash.

Their research led to this. The team stood in front of the Champaign City Council last week and pitched their bag ban. They told members how it would be good for landfills and the ocean. The kids say they were a little nervous about speaking, but were willing to do it to achieve their goal. 

The city says there's interest on the council to talk about the idea so it could definitely happen. Maybe this was just the push needed to get it on the agenda.

The Lego League Team qualified for state this week. That competition will be held in January, at UI.  


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