Tuesday, June 12, 2012
GPES: Recycling #1 for May
The amazing Green Team at Glacier Park Elementary was notified today that they have collected the most drink pouches of any school in Washington State in the month of May! Students collect and send in these drink pouches for recycling/reuse through TerraCycle. Great Job to the Drink Pouch Brigade, GPES is one of 48 winners of the "Great Drink Pouch Derby".
TerraCycle specializes in recyling of items that most recyclers do not accept locally. TerraCycle has awarded the school an extra 1,000 points they redeem for cash. If the students can keep up with this level of collection year round they have a great chance to be crowned the Great Drink Pouch Derby National winner and win 50,000 BONUS POINTS. Of course, the monetary reward is nice but the real reward is knowing how much waste the students have diverted from the landfill.