2019 KGIB School Recycling Challenge a Success

Representatives from the winning School Recycling Challenge schools were on hand for an awards presentation at Hello GoodBuy. (L-R) Back Row: Stephanie Schwartz, Barbara Farias, Jennifer King, Dr. Terry Mermann; Second Row: Alicia Shell, Collin Lane, Bristol Dyal, Marisol Soler, Josef Lopez, Christy Trowbridge; Front Row: Molly Shell, Chloe Marie Lane, Marin Shell; Not Pictured: Quen Blanchard, Morgane Mayz, Kenneth Ayala, Ava Goldstone and Wanda Shue.

2019 KGIB School Recycling Challenge a Success

BRUNSWICK, GA (November 8, 2019) — With the goal of reducing waste, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s 2019 School Recycling Challenge did just that. This fall, fourteen local schools took part in the Challenge to collect non-traditional items for recycling. By collecting items not accepted in local curbside recycling programs, participating schools had an immediate and profound impact on reducing landfill waste. In just two short weeks, students collected 192 pounds of oral care products, pens / markers / highlighters and cereal bags – all diverted from the landfill and now to be recycled via TerraCycle.

At the recent awards ceremony held at Hello GoodBuy, first, second and third place schools in each of the Challenge categories received an upcycled award and bookmarks for their entire student body as well as their choice of a school recycling bin or coastal themed books. The Challenge was supported by a Hello GoodBuy community grant. “The Challenge was a tremendous success and we greatly appreciate the effort of all participating schools,” said KGIB executive director Lea King-Badyna. “The collected poundage is even more impressive when we consider the individual size and weight of the collected materials, meaning a huge amount of little items comprised the final poundage.”

Top placing schools include: WRITING IMPLEMENT CATEGORY:1st Place – Frederica Academy; 2nd Place – Satilla Marsh Elementary; 3rd Place – Sterling Elementary. ORAL CARE CATEGORY: 1st Place – Satilla Marsh Elementary; 2nd Place – Sterling Elementary; 3rd Place St. Francis Xavier. CEREAL BAG CATEGORY: 1st Place – Satilla Marsh Elementary; 2nd Place – Oglethorpe Pointe Elementary; 3rd Place – First Baptist Preschool.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:
Brunswick High / Burroughs-Molette Elementary /  College of Coastal Georgia / First Baptist Preschool /  Frederica Academy / Glyndale Elementary / Glynn Middle / Golden Isles Elementary / Morningstar Academy & Glynn Learning Center / Oglethorpe Pointe Elementary / St. Francis Xavier Catholic School / St. Simons Elementary / Satilla Marsh Elementary / Sterling Elementary.

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