2018 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: Cody Cocchi, Alicia Shell, Mardi Johnston, Jennifer King, Lea King-Badyna, Jane Lafferty and Dr. Terry Mermann. (L-R) Front Row: Marin Shell and Jacob King.

2018 School Recycling Challenge a Success

BRUNSWICK, GA (November 8, 2018) — With the goal of reducing waste, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s 2018 School Recycling Challenge did just that. This fall, eleven 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 over 155 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 a school recycling receptacle, an upcycled award and bookmarks for their entire student body. The Challenge was supported by a Hello GoodBuy community grant.

“The participating schools did a fantastic job collecting targeted non-traditional recyclables and diverting items from the landfill,” said Keep Golden Isles Beautiful executive director Lea King-Badyna. “We hope these schools will continue collecting non-traditional items for recycling via TerraCycle and continue this waste reduction stewardship effort.”


Top placing schools include: WRITING IMPLEMENT CATEGORY: 1st Place – Satilla Marsh Elementary; 2nd Place – St. Francis Xavier Catholic School; 3rd Place — College of Coastal Georgia. ORAL CARE CATEGORY: 1st Place – Satilla Marsh Elementary; 2nd Place – CB Greer Elementary; 3rd Place – Frederica Academy. CEREAL BAG CATEGORY: 1st Place – Satilla Marsh Elementary; 2nd Place – Frederica Academy; 3rd Place – First Baptist Preschool.

CB Greer Elementary /  College of Coastal Georgia / First Baptist Preschool / Frederica Academy / Glyndale Elementary / Golden Isles Elementary / Morningstar Academy / St. Francis Xavier Catholic School / St. Simons Elementary / Satilla Marsh Elementary / Wesley Academy of Early Learning.

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