For the second year, the Carton Council of North America teamed up with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) through its annual Recycle-Bowl competition to promote and support school carton recycling. This year, nearly 50,000 pounds of cartons were collected, an increase of more than 209 percent from the previous year’s competition.
Recycle-Bowl is a national student recycling competition presented by KAB to further motivate students to recycle. The Carton Council sponsors the carton recycling category of the competition. The competition was open to elementary, middle and high schools across the country.
Kodak Park School #41 in Rochester, N.Y., was the winner, receiving a $500 award from the Carton Council for recycling the most milk and juice cartons per capita, 64.9 pounds, for a total of 44,684.8 pounds, making the school a two-time winner.
Including Kodak Park School #41, a total of 49,579 pounds of cartons were recycled by 11 schools:
• Ralph J. Bunche Preparatory Academy, Detroit, Mich.
• Sandpiper Shores Elementary School, Boca Raton, Fla.
• Holston View Elementary, Bristol, Tenn.
• Stillwater Township School, Stillwater, N.J.
• Denver Language School, Denver, Colo.
• Indian Landing Elementary School, Penfield, N.Y.
• Inland Lighthouse Christian Academy, Rialto, Calif.
• Cumming Elementary, Cumming, Ga.
• Oak Glen High School, New Cumberland, W.V.
• Jackson Elementary School, Seymour, Ind.
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