Recycle-Bowl Champion Crowned, Awarded $4,000
Monday, March 24, 2014
Posted by: Lindsay Kittleson
Recycle-Bowl Champion Crowned, Awarded
Via Resource Recycling
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) has named California's Foothill Elementary School the latest Recycle-Bowl champion.
Beating out some 1,500 schools representing all 50 states and Washington D.C., Foothill Elementary managed to collect 157 pounds of recyclables per student during the competition. The annual event ran from Oct. 15 through Nov. 15.
A total of $4,000 was awarded to the Pittsburg, California school, with $1,500 going toward new recycling bins and park benches made from recycled plastic.
"It is an honor to be named national Recycle-Bowl champion by Keep America Beautiful, and a privilege to celebrate the great effort and dedication by Foothill Elementary students, teachers and custodial staff," said Enrique Pin, Foothill Elementary School principal, in a KAB press release. "We will continue to make recycling part of our educational program and look forward to competing in Recycle-Bowl again next year."
Competitors in the latest Recycle-Bowl competition managed to collect more than 6.4 million pounds of recyclables, underscoring the widespread success of the program in engaging youth to recycle.